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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Colorful, Old-Fashioned Annuals

This year, step away from the newest of the new and incorporate a few of these old-fashioned annuals into your garden plans. Their history and continuous color make them perfect for every old-house garden.

Creating a Colonial Garden

Spanning nearly three centuries, colonial gardens encompass a wide variety of styles—which means tailoring a period-appropriate aesthetic to fit your needs has never been easier.



Decorating the Garden with Antiques

Antiques. The word often brings to mind a Ming vase, Tiffany lamp, flow blue platter, or a Belter chair. But to Joan Bogart, a dealer who specializes in garden antiques, the word inspires images of a Timmes bench, cast iron urns, a Coalbrookdale plant stand, or a Fiske fountain.






Fence Options for Every House Style

Building a fence for an old house is seldom an inexpensive proposition. Nonetheless, first investing a little thought into the best fence design can pay big dividends in an attractive feature that unites the building and landscape while enhancing privacy, establishing property boundaries, and protecting children and pets.



Fruitful Garden

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

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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