Do you have a garden that is no longer a source of joy? Land Art can collaborate with you to help modify existing gardens. Below are some garden renovations by Land Art:
The best gardens marry the ecological and architectural elements of a site,
invite exploration, and help tell a homeowner's personal story.
The clients in this story describe their home as "North-meets-South" in reference to their architect's blend of North Carolina charm and Adirondack-style detail in their home on Lake Champlain. Land Art was called upon to design a garden that would be both beautiful and functional; specifically, to deal with a seasonal flooding issue. Rounding out the compass points, the solution presented itself as an East-meets-West garden, the Adirondack Arroyo, comprised of New York native plant and stone components in a Western-style seasonal flood channel.
The garden has handled several high-intensity rain events so far, each washing a little more personality into the stone riverbed and cascading groundcover. What a pleasure to sit on the porch and enjoy the rain.
Simplification of Harmony Gardens
The before and after photos (left to right, respectively) show changes that were made to a long border garden that had gotten to be too complicated. Groundcovers are a popular form in the garden right now, but they are not the only solution to set a nice background for specimen perennials, shrubs, and special art pieces.
Land Art worked with the homeowners to visually calm the gardens shown below. Adding stone to the gardeners' palette allowed for the inclusion of a highly customizable feature: an area of fine pea stone for raking designs. Raked stone in the garden has changed the entire feel of the garden and incorporated not only the elements of texture and time, but also a hint of human creativity and playfulness. A very balanced composition!