Sneak Peek: Pure Heaven

June 30, 2011

By Jared Ainscough

As the weather gets warmer, I’ve been spending my weekends in the yard pretending I have the green thumb I’ve always wished for. Even the simplest task, like letting the grass grow, becomes a test.

It is these long days in the sun that have made me appreciate the garden we’re featuring in the upcoming summer issue of New England Home’s Connecticut. The team from Hoffman Landscapes that maintains the garden, originally designed and planted by Southport architect Mark Finlay along with Edmund D. Hollander and Mary Anne Connolly of Edmund Hollander Landscape Architect in New York City, handles the amazing feat of making it all seem natural. The testament to their craft is that you wouldn’t even know they exist–most people would assume the garden has been growing for decades, maturing into the stunning retreat it is today.

Photos courtesy of Hoffman Landscapes

Note: This post was edited on July 28, 2011, to include information on the original designers of the garden. We regret having omitted them initially.

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