Back Yard Renovation -
This Bucks County garden, completed in
the Summer of 2010 features terraces,
walls, and plantings that were coor-
dinated with renovations to the existing
house, barn, and pool.
The new terrace features large irregular flagstone slabs and stone seating walls with a small water feature pouring out the end of the wall for sound and interest. A hot tub with steps up to the pool is concealed from view by natural stone walls and plantings which provide many seasons of lush colors, textures, and fragrances.
In addition to creating more interesting and useable spaces, the design had to address significant water issues. Innovative designs effectively handled the water issues though grading and actually utilize the water as an asset by catching it in a submerged 1,500 gallon cistern for watering a large vegetable plot.