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Entrance Garden | Landscape Design Ideas

This wonderful entrance belongs to my landscape architect friend who lives in Richmond, VA. The entrance to the house on a shady wooded lot has so many personal touches that you can check out by looking at his flickr set. He has created a beautiful woodland garden to fit.  I love the way it all works together. I know he likes native plants and see a little Lizard’s Tail, featured along with pitcher plant, big leaf magnolia and Carolina Spider Lady.

The water feature is serene and reflect the color of the pots in early spring as well as the plants later on. The colors here in total are very simple cool greens and warm brick reds, softened with moss all over. Ferns are used for groundcover instead of grass. I really like the climbing hydrangea that provides just a little bit of a screen and a lot of flow as you amble down the front walk. Most of the other plants next to the front walk are low so you don’t feel crouded as you make your approach to the front door. But why stop there? The easy going patio table is just a few steps more. You get to pass the soft organic sculpture on the way. All of this is very doable and fits right into the suburban Piedmont environment.