Terraced Gardens -
Currently under construction, this
Doylestown, Pennsylvania garden
features a new home that was built on
a steep sloped site.
 
This home was placed on a steep site which resulted in limited amounts of flat usable space. Dear Garden coordinated with the home builder to create a parking court large enough for three parking spaces. A Boxwood hedge provides an evergreen border that screens the cars from the road. Perennials and areas of lawn within the hedge soften the parking area and provide seasons of color. In the rear yard, boulder walls are pushed into the face of the steep slope which helps to expand the flat usable lawn area. A small terrace within the walls creates an optional seating area with views of the home and the adjacent valley. With the boulder walls and new plantings, the homeowners will now look out at flowering gardens, rather than an imposing steep slope.