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Julie and Home Outside in Vermont Magazine

By July 13, 20092 Comments

Home Outside: In Warren, a two-acre property with plenty of places for open-air living.

Vermont Magazine – July/August 2009
Story by Mary Landon; photos by Randy O’Rourke


Sometimes a writer just has to get the words down on paper. Julie Moir Messervy had a book to write. A well-known Vermont landscape designer, lecturer and author of four other books, Julie had a head full of ideas about landscape design that she wanted to share with the world.
And she needed great projects to illustrate her writing.

“I want homeowners, as well as gardeners and other landscape professionals, to realize that designing the land around one’s home can be
a very personal and joyful process,” says Messervy, who moved her design studio to Saxtons River from Boston in 2004.

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  • Real Eguchi says:


    Congrats again on the Music Garden. I hope one day it actually has music but even without that additional dimension, it is a wonderful landscape to engage with.

    There was a competition to design a sensory garden in Toronto recently. I hope you submitted to that competition as your work has a very sensual/sensuous quality.

  • Real,

    Thank you for your good words about the Music Garden. And for your wonderful designs in Home Outside.

    Actually, the Music Garden does offer music in two different forms: one, as performances that happen on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons (for info check– Summer in the Garden Series); and two, as recorded by Yo-Yo Ma on the audioguides that you can rent and listen to as you stroll through the garden (available at the Marina Quay Office at 539 Queens Quay West.) It’s lovely to be able to listen to Yo-Yo while you move through the different “movements” of the garden!