Cottage Style Garden

6 Beds & 291 Hostas

The Creek Side garden that runs along Nash Creek accounts for six freeform raised beds. It too has a dominant presence in Seven Willows flanking the south-east of the property whereas Victoriana Garden does this at the south-west. This particular garden possesses several distinguishing features most prominent of which are the four majestic willows trailing into the creek. Noteworthy are the structural elements, particularly the gazebo on the creek side and loveseat to the south. Here in the evenings, Trevor sipped any one of his favourite cocktails – Martini, Manhattan, Larchmount, or Mint Julep – before dinner, as the Canada geese and/or ducks floated on the surface of the water. There is a strong naturalistic feel here as the beds seem to emerge out of the creek and present a seamless view to the natural plantings opposite.

Centre Point Garden

1 Bed & 1 Hosta “Patriot”

The Centre Point garden is situated to the rear of the house between the Victoriana Garden to the west and the Creek Side Garden at the east. It provides a formal symmetrical pattern that contrasts with the otherwise naturalistic settings of all other gardens, and forms a mid-point. It is distinguished by its simplicity with the cast iron fountain encircled by a planting of one variety of hosta – “Patriot”. This area was first cleared in 1984 to create a maze. Later a rose garden enclosed on all sides, with a cedar hedge was tried. The cedars grew poorly in the water-logged soil and so did the roses. The present construction dates from 1989. In 2013, the four gravel sections around the circular bed of hosta “Patriot” were originally planted with 40 hostas “Ivory Coast” – 10 in each section. The ground was washed out in Spring floods a few years later.

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