Designing an Elizabethan Garden and Naturalistic Landscaping

Project: Modern Colonial, Episode 13, Part 2

Bob turns his attention to exterior work on the house, starting with a tour of Mahoney's Nursery led by landscape designer Ruth Foster.

Foster explains which plants she's chosen and how they fit into the Colonial's design scheme. Back on site, the crew from Mahoney's is hard at work planting, and Foster walks Bob through her design, which includes a geometric garden in the center.

To keep lawn and landscape in top shape, a crew from Just Irrigation is installing a RainBird sprinkler system.
Part 1: Recreating a Colonial Garden
Part 2: Designing an Elizabethan Garden and Naturalistic Landscaping
Bob rejoins Ruth Foster to look over the landscape work in progress and to see how the design has come to life. Foster outlines the major landscape features, including the orderly Elizabethan-inspired garden in the center of the yard, and the more naturalistic garden near the side of the house. The garden's plant choices are roughly positioned and planting is underway.
Part 3: Shrub Planting Techniques
Part 4: Garden Irrigation System Installation
This project focuses on the construction of a Colonial-style home built with both history and the future in mind. While the 4-bedroom, 4-bath home will have a traditional exterior and interior detailing, the plan will suit the needs of a modern family, including easy-maintenance fireplaces, a great room, master suite, sun room, 3-car garage, and a large walk-out basement with plenty of room for recreation and indoor/outdoor living.

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