Terraced Garden

The clients of this Arts and Crafts home wanted to transform their narrow garden and sloping lawn into more useable play and entertaining space.  New stone steps and sloping arrival garden bring you up from the street to the new play lawn in the front yard.  A new bluestone and peastone path pull you through the lush fern and hornbeam garden.  The narrow sloping garden is negotiated by granite steps that gently bring the grade up to meet the stairs at the kitchen door.  The path connects to a bluestone entertaining terrace that is used for meals and play space.  The terrace is surrounded by climbing vines that will grow along the wall and fence to bring vertical green space to the narrow space.  A new fence creates the sense of privacy for the garden while at the same time allowing air to circulate through the space.