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Al Fresco Retreat

Landscape architect Richard Arentz reimagines fields of empty farmland near Easton, creating a versatile waterfront oasis

Timeless Retreat

Long-lived plantings lend depth and beauty to a Bethesda garden

Before+After: Landscape

McHale Landscape Design creates streamlined outdoor spaces for a residence on the Severn River

New Leaf

Surrounds, Inc., devises a lush backyard oasis on a Great Falls property

Project Profile

Al Fresco Retreat

It is hard to fathom that this 25-acre waterfront property in Easton, replete with lush gardens, statuary, outbuildings, a pool and a tennis court, was once nothing but farmland. “It […]

Outdoor Escapes

Outdoor Escapes - Green Scene A clever plan transforms a useless slope into a chic outdoor party space. Read more...   Outdoor Escapes - Cutting Edge Inviting gardens embrace a renovated 1925 […]

Private Spot

Private Spot - A couple thinking outside the box approached Miles Barnard about designing a pool and gardens in a six-acre meadow on their verdant, 34-acre property near Chestertown, Maryland. […]

Cutting Edge

When landscape architect Scott Brinitzer was tapped to reimagine the gardens surrounding a 1925 Arlington bungalow, he jumped at the opportunity. Cutting Edge -  A major renovation was underway, spearheaded […]

Green Scene

Green Scene - After settling into their new McLean residence, a couple decided to address its steep, practically nonexistent backyard. The issue: The terrain began its descent toward pristine woodland […]

Timeless Retreat

Timeless Retreat - One of the qualities that sets a mature landscape apart from a recently planted garden is the abundant tangle of plant material. It takes labor-intensive pruning, clipping, […]

Savvy Solution

Savvy Solution - When landscape architect Blake Dunlevy of D.A. Dunlevy first encountered a client’s backyard in Kensington’s historic district, he had to look beyond a water-logged slope where groundcover struggled […]

Play Scape

Play Scape - For a backyard reinvention in McLean, landscape architect Howard Cohen of Surrounds, Inc., had to engage in subtraction before he could add amenities. Dozens of truckloads of dirt […]

Work of Art

Work of Art - A setting at the edge of a forest can be a starting point for a successful garden. With an acre and mature trees already framing the property, […]

Before+After: Landscape

“The house is almost totally surrounded by water,” says McHale’s Sandra Moffatt, who collaborated with Mike Miller on this Crownsville, Maryland, project. Located on the low-lying tidal ground of Peninsula […]

New Leaf

A Great Falls family who had updated their house turned to Surrounds, Inc., to revive their rundown property accordingly. “It was an opportunity to create a gorgeous new environment,” recounts […]

Rural Spirit

The nostalgic appeal of an old red barn weathering away in a field of tall grass is undeniable. The iconic timber structures colored a brownish-red hue retain all the magic […]

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