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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An Urban Garden in Massachusetts

How an avid gardener and her landscape designers reworked a streetside urban plot to create private “rooms” along with lawns and perennial beds—while honoring the scale of the big old house.


Garden Glories

Historically, a porch was an indulgence of time and materials, but the benefits always outweighed the expense.

Fruitful Garden

Even the word, orchard, invokes an air of tradition and permanence, of hearth and home, of established place and purpose.

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.

Garden Aesthetics

Ontario–based Virginia Burt weaves century-old construction materials into a contemporary landscape on two residential acres in Cleveland, Ohio.








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