Project Summary

The owners of this Brooklyn row house wanted a beautiful and welcoming front entry and garden. Home Outside designed a contemporary contemplation garden filled with shade-tolerant perennials – a pleasure to view from the house as well as the street.

Check out the plan notes below to learn more about Home Outside’s design solutions!

Landscape Design Plan Notes

Custom-built planter box features mixed perennials.
Narrow, contemporary plank pavers, perhaps limestone. Plant paving joints with a tough groundcover, or moss if there is consistent moisture.
Punctuate building entrance with a structural shrub and attractive container. Container could have planting in it. Install large stone slab of darker color stone at doorway.
Plant garden bed with mixed perennials and ornamental grasses. Boulder and sculpture act as focal points in garden.
Structural container plant.
Install new outdoor closet to hide trash receptacles.
Plant garden bed with mixed perennials.
Accent planting bed with specimen upright multi-stemmed tree, such as River Birch or Serviceberry.
Accent boulder at corner of planting bed responds to boulder and focal point in opposite planting bed.

“Wow! I love the layout plan. It’s great—thank you!

I grew up on a farm, and I’m so used to having space and greenery and feeling connected to nature—and that’s a real struggle in Brooklyn! And it was this amazing thing, that Home Outside was available and so perfect for what I was looking for. When I can walk down the block and see my garden as I’m approaching the house, it just makes me really happy.”

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