Family Leisure Garden
Private Garden – Winnetka, Illinois
Comprised of mainly Buckthorn borders and unhealthy Ash trees, this North Shore property needed to be selectively cleared to showcase the beautiful existing Oak trees. Arborvitae, Crabapple, and Maple trees were introduced into the plan to redefine the borders with desirable species. Brick columns with hand-forged iron gates and reclaimed granite pavers highlight the main drive entry. Having been divided off over the years, the rear yard was rather small relative to the front yard. The final design has a highly programmed pool terrace located in the front side yard with a large pergola and sitting area, dining table, and poolside lounge chairs. An arborvitae hedge surrounds the pool area to provide privacy for entertaining.