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Richmond, 2001

The owners of this property enjoyed ‘cottage’ gardens, and wanted a garden filled with roses and other plants that would provide soft colour and fragrance. It was important that it have good `structure’ and easy access around the home. A swimming pool also needed to integrate seamlessly into the design.

Low schist stone walls provide a practical solution to a `raised garden’ at the entrance, and give `age’ and solidity to the gardens. The high plaster retaining wall near the basement garage has been softened with Virginia creeper, and has become a feature of the entrance area.

Working with the owners as the house was under construction, enabled us to have the landscaping completed as the building work came to an end, so that the owners had both the house and garden to enjoy from the beginning. We undertook and completed this project in 2001.

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