North Salem, NY

The owners of this twelve-acre property wanted to establish native meadows to accompany their existing highly formal landscape. These seemingly conflicting approaches were gracefully integrated in a garden featuring formally arrayed native meadow plants. An oval lawn panel central to the garden further embodies the formal approach. The transition from formal to natural is completed as the garden compositions dissolve into a seven-acre seeded meadow. A harmony of regional ecology and the formal design aesthetic, the property illustrates that traditional and natural landscape design approaches need not be mutually exclusive.

Featured in Gardenista, The Authentic Garden: Naturalistic and Contemporary Landscape Design (Hartlage and Fischer, 2015), on a Cultural Landscape Foundation Garden Dialogues Tour (2014) and in Westchester Magazine (2012).

Preexisting gardens: Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd.