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The garden of an Amherst resident was open during the Snyder/Cleve-Hill Garden View held on Sunday, July 14th. this year. The homes in this area were built from 1910 to 1950. That is about the same era of my neighborhood as well.
When this particular home was purchased, the homeowner decided that the beautiful home needed additional curb appeal.
With the help of a designer, she went about creating her lush gardens. She actually added so many plants and beds that the large home is barely visible from the street. Filling a large portion of the front yard, bed after bed reduced the expanse of grass, yet as you can see in the images, the grass is necessary to the design.
The home sits at the end of a long drive landscaped with deep beds of trees, shrubs and various perennials. The gracious entry to the property is like a grand estate. This property would be wonderful for wedding photographs and…
The 2011 wedding of her son was held at the home. This was the motivation she needed to turn the backyard into a garden paradise to equal that of the front gardens.
The back yard has a large inground pool, complete with a waterfall backed by you guessed it, more garden beds. A garden for entertaining, there are many intimate seating areas throughout the space.
The property is about one and a third acres and as you can see, much of it is planted. I had a chance to talk with the owner and she was telling the story or her garden to many garden visitors. She invited me back to see other plants that were yet to bloom. I have not found the time, but would love to see this garden in other seasons as well.
This property is so special, it was my favorite despite seeing so many exceptional gardens. Enjoy the images, I bet you get a lot of ideas for your own gardens from this talented woman and her beautiful gardens. I have extended this garden post to show more of this wonderful property coming up. This post is to whet your appetite for more that you will see in garden beds and ornament details.
Notice the containers in the above image. Are they not the most unusual? See the street clock too? Ideas… like the colorful planted watering can below.
In the next post on this garden, you will see…
Bet you can’t wait now!