An office building nestled in plantings typical of the region is to be built on what was once a vacant lot. The southern climate dictates the planting selection, as do the predominant red and yellow forest clays. The site should be as seasonally attractive as possible with flowering shrubs, grasses and a few islands of prairie plantings, utilizing water reserves from rainfall or diverting excess water from the site during periods of heavy rainfall.
Attractive and inviting entrance area, outdoor seating / roof terrace, tree plantings in parking area, possibly green borders to neighbors.
The property, which until recently was used only as a horse meadow, is to be divided into three parcels with green borders. Due to the size of the meadow, taller trees , smaller groups of trees and a walled bend planting as a visual screen are desired. Native planting if possible.
Part of the object will be transformed into a wildflower meadow, according to the local vegetation. Possibly scattered fruit meadow.
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Simple but effective distribution of crop and meadow areas. Layout of the vegetable garden (potager) and the orchard according to old French models. Strict geometry, space creation by hedges, interrupted by wildflower meadows and native woody plants.
Victorian greenhouse, beehives, dry stone walls.
"Rien de plus simple ni de plus beau qu'un potager"
(There is nothing simpler, nor more beautiful than a kitchen garden).
Saint Ignatius, 1491-1556
Park-like property* with selectively used areas such as tennis court, swimming pond and large terraces with hot tub. Additional parking for guests. New plantings only in a few select locations (terraces, pond, tennis court and entrance area). Regionally adapted perennials and woody plants to complement existing plants.
Optional design to convert the main house to include a conservatory, balcony and structured entryway.
* Photos by Oxford College of Garden Design