Formal Gardens of a Locust Valley Country House
The owner of this property wished to have a place where she could have plants that she could cut for the indoors. But, this cutting garden also had to be a very livable space to be in and to walk through. The design developed into a formal border garden surrounded by a privet hedge and capped by a gravel walk with rose hoops at the end of the garden.
The south end of the garden is heavily shrouded by large old oak trees so the setting here was made largely by rhododendron and azaleas. The north end of the garden was very hot and exposed so it was the natural spot for the perennial garden and the rose hoop walk.