GARDEN TOURS: Contemporary Farmhouse Garden in Acton, MA

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GARDEN TOURS: Contemporary Farmhouse Garden in Acton, MA. Thinking Outside the Boxwood

 

Here is the first garden tour from the APLD Boston Conference. I shared more details about the conference in a previous blog, so if you want more information on the event you can read HERE.  The gardens on the tour are selected from local APLD members and include a variety of styles, sizes and types.  I am not sharing these in the same order we toured, more just the order I had them edited.

 

Contemporary Farmhouse Garden in Acton, MA.

Landscape Design: Offshoots and Marc Hall Design

Maintenance: Garden Concierge

APLD Boston Conference Tours Recap. Modern Garden with eddibles, greenhouse and unique hardscapes. Thinking Outside the Boxwood

This garden showcases how edibles and a productive garden can be functional and highly designed as a formal garden. The greenhouse, potager and edibles through out this property are a continuation of the contemporary farmhouse. The classical edible garden elements are present in the garden, but designed using contemporary elements and restraint.

 

APLD Boston Conference Tours Recap. Modern Garden with eddibles, greenhouse and unique hardscapes. Thinking Outside the Boxwood

A wall is created around the raised vegetable garden boxes with espaliered pears and a streamlined pergola. Even the underplantings are edible.

 

APLD Boston Conference Tours Recap. Modern Garden with eddibles, greenhouse and unique hardscapes. Thinking Outside the Boxwood

Another feature this property is the use of natural stone in a variety of methods and types. This outdoor grill features stacked thick cut stone with garden paths use natural shaped stones.

APLD Boston Conference Tours Recap. Modern Garden with eddibles, greenhouse and unique hardscapes. Thinking Outside the Boxwood

Again natural stones are mixed to add interest with bluestone paving and pea gravel.

 

APLD Boston Conference Tours Recap. Modern Garden with eddibles, greenhouse and unique hardscapes. Thinking Outside the Boxwood

Natural elements are repeated in the different areas, with every detail designed down to the square edging around the orchard.

 

APLD Boston Conference Tours Recap. Modern Garden with eddibles, greenhouse and unique hardscapes. Thinking Outside the Boxwood

APLD Boston Conference Tours Recap. Modern Garden with eddibles, greenhouse and unique hardscapes. Thinking Outside the Boxwood APLD Boston Conference Tours Recap. Modern Garden with eddibles, greenhouse and unique hardscapes. Thinking Outside the Boxwood APLD Boston Conference Tours Recap. Modern Garden with eddibles, greenhouse and unique hardscapes. Thinking Outside the Boxwood

The view of the back of the house. This showcases the number of folks on the tours, yet in my photos I am able to get with as few obstructions.

APLD Boston Conference Tours Recap. Modern Garden with eddibles, greenhouse and unique hardscapes. Thinking Outside the Boxwood

This hardscape area is a favorite for the mix of stone shapes and the transition into the turf. You can see the stone grill in the background and the perennials around the house.

 

Keep checking back as I post more tours from Boston.

 

Designer’s Block- Ground Plain Inspiration

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This is the time of the year when I need to be on my game, the most creative, innovative…..  However this the point in the year when I feel most removed and beaten down by the winter.  To combat this “Designer’s Block” I peruse through images…. Pinterest, Instagram, and pictures from my travels.  Garden visiting is so vital to my creative being.  A change of scenery goes a long way into the generation of ideas.  I cherish the images I am able to capture on these journeys.

Today the focus is on the ground plain.  Paving is such a great way to set yourself as a designer.  I pride myself on my patterns and schemes I work into my designs.  Yes, I am a complete plant nerd- but I also love architecture and pattern.

Please enjoy images from my travels and I hope you find inspiration the pattern…..Maybe it will help to get you out of a funk, like it did me!

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