Pergola Terrace -
Currently under construction, this
New Hope, Pennsylvania garden features
a pergola dining terrace with an adjacent
fireplace terrace.
The prior patio consisted of flagstone with failing mortared joints. This was replaced with a dry set patterned flagstone with sawn tight joints, keeping a clean surface that endures the winters. Working off an existing bar and grill, a pergola was constructed with large cedar timbers to define and provide shade for the dining area. Stepping down to a lower terrace, one can mingle around the fireplace and sit on a custom built-in wood and stone bench. The planting beds and elevation change separate the terrace into two rooms, but still allows for full interaction during larger gatherings. The surrounding fragrant plantings and landscape lighting complete the mood for this multi-use garden.