View from the Lake
View up from Blue Heron Lake, new dock and lake edge, and mitigation plantings.
Lakefront Border Plantings
Secluded privacy, casual seating areas, surrounded by year round garden interest.
Lake front and stream inlet. Wetland mitigation plantings to improve water quality, while providing on-going seasonal interest.
Wildflower Meadow: View to the House
The transformation of a former lawn area into a carefree colorful meadow.
Wildflower Meadow: View to the Garden
Nestled adjacent to a natural rock outcrop, the vegetable/sitting garden was located as a functional destination within our new meadow.
Raised vegetable and cutting flower beds, amidst a pea gravel sitting space.
The early pop of a native North American purple Lupines signalling a summer of colorful fun.
The breezeway separates the entry courtyard from the parking area.
The Arrival Experience
Replacement of an asphalt driveway with a more environmentally friendly gravel approach, re-directing guests past our new meadow and woodland buffer accent plantings.
Situated on a secluded cove of Bedford/Pound Ridge’s Blue Heron Lake, this 4+ acre property was recently restored, allowing the natural setting to take center stage. Having previously worked with the homeowners, the Landscape Architect established a new way of looking at an old home and tired and overgrown site. Lifestyle choices and entertainment desires were evaluated, leading to a design program that continually returned to a focus on editing and restraint. It was time to return to basics: prune back the overgrown, eliminate the unnecessary fluff and celebrate natural connections.
Original specimen plantings were assessed for site relevance and attention to native appropriateness. An extensive manicured lawn area was replaced with a wildflower meadow for seasonal interest. Once the meadow came in it became one of our client’s favorite destinations and led to the addition of a working vegetable and sitting garden for a pleasant place to experience the view out over the meadow to the cove.