Georgian Revival Garden, Alexandria, VA
Inspired by such great country house designs as Sissinghurst, Hestercombe, and Highgrove, this project required extensive reworking of the existing grounds. A garden pavilion is the principal focus and gathering spot in the garden. From this vantage point, a water rill flanks a rustic terrace – with a patchwork pavement pattern of ancient brick and stone – and an expansive greensward enclosed with monumental conifers and shrubbery borders that define the ground’s perimeter. A formal Yew hedge rotunda tucked into the corner of the garden serves as a destination point for contemplation.