A Contemporary Berkshire Landscape Garden

Goal:

To create beautiful, liveable spaces immediately surrounding a large, re-modeled contemporary house. It was also very important to shape and define the land so the house fit comfortably into the surrounding landscape. The gardens needed a strong, contemporary feeling that flowed with the landscape, helped integrate the house into its natural setting and took advantage of the far-reaching views. The owners also wanted their gardens to be rich in color, fragrance and texture with for a long succession of bloom, and be reasonable to maintain.

Design Description:

A dramatic estate landscape with spectacular views of the Berkshires surrounding a contemporary house. Planned and developed over a three year period in concert with Brian McCarthy Inc. of New York and others, the garden surrounding the house features a framework of terraces and stone walls with bold sweeps of perennials and shrubs selected for a long succession of bloom and brilliant autumn color. Extensive plantings of spring bulbs begin the flowering season.