This handsome Charles Bulfinch-designed structure deserved a classic landscape at its feet. JMMDS designed granite paths, new steps, an oval of lawn, a Secret Garden, and lush plantings to complement the architectural features of this historic home.
White Redbuds offer a handsome tracery of branches that delight the eye and provide a lovely canopy against the formal boxwood hedges.
The owner’s collection of urns and seats are given places of honor in the garden. Shad trees planted along the street side offer privacy.
JMMDS created an intimate Secret Garden that nestles into the landscape and brings privacy in the front yard to the owners.
Cut bluestone pieces on end create a handsome terrace for a wrought iron bench that settles happily into the shade plantings.