arts & crafts gardens

house front overview

Arts & Crafts Garden

   Far Hills, New Jersey

Located in the Somerset Hills, the grounds for Mayfields were originally designed by landscape architects Ellen Biddle Shipman and Marian Coffin in the early 1920's. By the mid l990's very little had remained of the original design. The new work was to enhance existing garden features in the Arts and Crafts style of the 1920's as well as adding a new entrance.

New design for the front includesa stone paved terrace in scale with the new front door. Existing ground cover beds on either side were edged with boxwood hedges. (photos in rows 1 & 2)

In the rear an existing large circular walled garden was overgrown and weedy. Gaps in beautiful old stone walls allowed deer to enter and browse freely. New wood gates, fencing and hedges now close all openings in the walls. Neatly trimmed hornbeam stilt hedges add height where wall sections are low. (photos rows 3, 4 & 5)

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house front - right side
house front with new entrance terrace and boxwood hedges
new front terrace
view from drive to main garden entrance gate
main gate to garden
gate to pool walk
view across lawn from new stone terrace at house
dining patio behind hornbeam hedge in wall alcove
hornbeam stilt hedge outside wall at dining alcove