Residential

THE CRAFT OF GARDEN DESIGN

We believe gardens are points of connection, grounding, and continuity. We seek to create landscapes that offer a rich and multi-layered experience - places with an emotional depth that comes from their ability to evoke archetypal natural landscapes. Our role is to carve out elegant, contemplative spaces--a place for people--set among romantic, richly layered planting. The naturalistic use of plants is fundamental to the studio’s work, and our experience and understanding of ecology and the beauty of biodiversity results in plantings which are evocative of the wild. The end result are places that amplify living, producing inspiring environments that encourage self-reflection and restoration.

Northwest D.C. garden co-designed with Hilary Oat-Judge.  

A crisp concrete water feature provides a modern counter to a traditional garden layout.

The urn terrace. A copper urn marks a transition point in the garden.

Antique granite steps with antique Shenandoah barn stone.

The garden viewed from the terrace above. The house renovation was designed by architect Anne Decker.

Bethesda garden. Design completed at Rhodeside & Harwell

Bethesda garden. Design completed at Rhodeside & Harwell

A modern pool house in Bethesda. Architecture by Robert Gurney. Photo by Max McKenzie. Design done at Rhodeside & Harwell.

A modern pool house in Bethesda. Architecture by Robert Gurney. Photo by Max McKenzie. Design done at Rhodeside & Harwell.

Perennial border at the home of Thomas Rainer.

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Installation in the works for a micro-meadow in Maryland.