Garden Design

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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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At Afton Villa near St. Francisville, Louisiana, four Classical figures carved of Italian stone mark the place where the house once stood. (Photo: Courtesy of Afton Villa Gardens)

Antebellum Garden Design

Large southern plantation homes often lacked lavish outdoor spaces, but ones that did sport elaborate gardens tended to be designed in a geometric manner that complemented the classical and formal lines of the house.

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Restoring Historic Hardscapes

One of the real pleasures of owning an old house is that the landscape around it has reached maturity. To revive or enhance hardscape elements from the land’s past history, expect to do some sleuthing.

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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.

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Vermont Verde Antique

Vermont Verde Antique is an acid resistant, stain resistant, hardy, durable, low maintenance rich green serpentine stone perfect for kitchen and bath counters, shower enclosures, fireplace surrounds, and floors.

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Unico System

A central heating and cooling system using "aspiration" technology to warm and cool homes evenly and quietly with flexible small ducts that weave through ceilings, walls, and even floors.