England In Boston
Design: Steven Hansen
Friends from England inspired this Brookline couple’s vision of a beautiful English Cottage style garden. With limited space and a recently constructed three-season room and patio, it was time to convert their backyard into a vibrant, lush, and free-flowing oasis.
They wanted color and blossoms for as much of the year as possible. Despite a fair amount of shade, we modified the soil and planted a combination of shrubs, grasses, perennials and vines. A Japanese Cutleaf Maple now provides beautiful red foliage during the summer and fall, and a substantial weeping Norway spruce poses like a sculpture against the garage wall.
The grace and charm of this English garden perfectly complemented the beautiful view of the Boston skyline from the client’s patio. And by incorporating a pair of the clients’ metal seats from Fenway Park, we made sure they still felt right at home.