Built for a client who loved to walk her gardens, a newly united landscape offers a myriad of different experiences. From Kyoto-inspired front gardens to rolling meadows and pollinator gardens, we enhanced and transformed this Rhode Island residence into a series of garden rooms built for exploration and enjoyment.
One of the most transformed areas of the property is the front garden to the main house, which was taken from a simple walkway to a complex, layered courtyard. Utilizing existing conifers, and impeccably crafted masonry, this front garden is truly a new jewel in the client’s home. With corresponding accents to match the Michigan-style of the home, we united this beautiful new garden with surroundings.
Continuing throughout the property, an expanded perennial garden coaxes birds and butterflies onto the property as a pollinator garden, and a renovated potting shed improves views from the bedroom and study. Towards the coast, the landscape takes another turn into a dwarf conifer garden at the cusp of boulder-dotted stream. Several of the dwarf conifers were cherished possessions of the clients, collected over time. We gave them a proper setting, expanding upon the garden and adding specimens from all over the Midwest and East Coast.
At the edges of the dwarf conifer garden, the adjacent meadow cascades over the boulders for a seamless transition, expanding into a curves of artfully mown and unmown portions. The planted seasonal bulb added a multitude of textures and colors for varied interest all season long, furthering attracting wildlife to the property.
By working with the existing structure and gardens of the site, we created a transformed landscape filled with texture and shapes for a wonderful variety in garden rooms. With both broad and detailed strokes, our landscape design enhanced the natural beauty of this stunning property.