arts & crafts gardens

main entrance forecourt

Arts & Crafts Garden

   House & Garden in a Clearing

Landscape design in collaboration with the architect for this new residence in the Arts and Crafts style shows the close relationship between house, garden and the surrounding landscape. The property is entered through a woodland drive, dark and mysterious, then opens to a large sunny clearing, enveloped on all sides by woods.

The large gravel forecourt is bounded on one side by a stone wall connecting the house to the storage barn. A hedge of hornbeams behind the wall, viburnums and conifers on the opposite garage walls, block views to both the rear private gardens and garage entrances and tie the house back to the woods.

The private gardens can be entered on both sides from the forecourt. A large level game lawn from the gate at the barn leads to a dining terrace and porch with patio, all surrounded by seasonal perennial and shrub plantings. An old flowering cherry, 'Hally Jolivette', brought from a previous property, gives an illusion of age to the space.

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A & C Garden-Far Hills, NJ | A & C Garden-Asheville NC

main entrance and forecourt for guest parking
border at house wall
planting at garage wall in forecourt
gate detail leading to rear game lawn
hornbeam hedge providing privacy to rear garden from forecourt
entrance to private rear garden and lawn
view of lawn border towards woodland
shrub border at woodland edge and game lawn
view from game lawn entrance to large terrace
view across from game lawn to porch