Garden Design

Garden Design

What type of garden is appropriate for your historic home’s style? Here you’ll find advice for garden design in numerous complementary styles, such as ornamental gardens, Georgian style, Federal style, Greek Revival, and more.

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8 Garden Designs for Old Houses

Ornamental gardens have complemented North American houses for more than three centuries. As successive architectural styles moved in and out of fashion, however, so did the design of the ideal garden, leading many old-house owners to wonder what garden design fits best with their building. Fortunately, residential architecture can provide important clues to an appropriate landscape.




A Farm Garden Reimagined

The boxy original house begged for light-filled wings and a conservatory to tie it to the rural property. The foundation was kept unfettered by plantings in the Victorian tradition, but new gardens are everywhere.








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