Gallery – The Heart of the Garden

Water, moving or still, can be the True heart of a garden. Need Proof? Consider some liquid delights imagined by New England’s Landscape masters.

Flowing
A small spill through a stone ­retaining wall provides the source for this rock-lined streamlet that ­meanders so charmingly across a suburban property not far from Boston.

MJ14 Pressley Associates, Boston

Landscape Architect: Pressley Associates, Boston
Landscape construction: Schumacher-Companies, West Bridgewater, Mass.

Contained
An intimate seaside spa is the final destination in a ­sequence of five terraces that trace their course down this hillside site overlooking Vineyard Haven Harbor.

MJ15 Kris Horiuchi, Horiuchi Solien, Falmouth, Mass

Landscape Architect: Kris Horiuchi, Horiuchi Solien, Falmouth, Mass.
Landscape Contractor: R. P. Marzilli & Company, Medway, Mass.

Classic
The trickle and plop of water as it descends from wall fountain to cistern is guaranteed to delight both the ear and eye of those lounging beneath this backyard pergola.

MJ15  Sudbury Design Group, Sudbury, Mass

Landscape Architecture: Sudbury Design Group, Sudbury, Mass.
Trellis Construction and Installation: Walpole Outdoors, Walpole, Mass.
Lead Plaque and Basin: New England Garden Ornaments, Sudbury

Dramatic
It took careful planning indeed to engineer this water curtain’s single faultless sheet, which arcs unbroken from the wall’s bluestone cap to the surface of the welcoming pool below.

MJ15 Katherine Field, Katherine Field and Associates, Newport, R.I

Landscape Architect: Katherine Field, Katherine Field and Associates, Newport, R.I.
Landscape Construction and Plantings: Fields of Dreams, Hopkinton, R.I., Aquidneck Landworks, Middletown, R.I., DaPonte’s Landscaping Services, Bristol, R.I.

Natural
Wilderness in its primal form, yet somehow improved, is the template for this serene pond in southern Maine.

MJ15 James McCain Garden Design, Portland, Maine & New England Landscapes, Scarborough, Maine

Plantings: James McCain Garden Design, Portland, Maine
Pond Design and Construction: New England Landscapes, Scarborough, Maine

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