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Bernard Garden




View of the pond at the rear of the garden

The owner’s request for this tiny garden at first seemed contradictory – she required significant paved areas for official receptions, a large body of water, a sitting area, and lushness. The result is a garden comprised of an upper and lower patio bisected by a long fountain with tall reeds. The lower patio at the bottom of the existing deck is striped with Ebel stone, black bricks and steppable plants which spill out to cover the stonework. An ipe bench forms the borders of the upper deck – a sitting area under the existing apricot and cherry trees with a new woodland garden below. Existing fruit shrubs were relocated, and supplemented with early spring bulbs and a serviceberry tree which help to round out the garden season.



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View of the pool and rear patio

Aquatic plants in stainless steel water trough




View of the bench

Raised seating platform




View towards the rear of the garden

View towards existing plantings at rear




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