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© 2017 fritz & gignoux landscape architects

fritzgignoux@gmail.com

202-244-2016

Edgemoor Park

Achieving a sense of calm was our first priority when we took on this chaotic, scrambled garden. Our lovely clients now come home to a park like garden filled with magnificent heritage trees, mixed hedges, perennial borders, a quiet water fountain and lovely built elements throughout the extensive gardens. Mastering the connection between the outdoor and indoor spaces was a challenge. The garden needed to draw people outside. Our clients needed shade and loved the idea of a pergola. This evolved into a glass conservatory, a place where they could sit in the winter months. We designed and developed the terrace and wall designs, located the glass cube for the architecture team, set the grades for the glass cube floor and terraces and designed an infinity edge pool with fountain.  

Our client loved a babbling brook sound at the edge of the pool off the glass cube. Nature at your doorstep. We centered the lap pool with the new playroom to bring symmetry back into the garden. With this important connection made, we extended the terrace, introducing wide gracious steps in Indiana buff colored limestone to sweep one down to the organic lawn and breathtaking garden full of a wide range of shrubs and perennials. There are long borders filled with vibrant color. The front is subtle though filled with colorful shrubs and perennials, and a wide lawn in the front island becomes an arboretum with huge masses of native perennials.

Upon entering this park like garden, one is struck by the mature trees, extensive plantings, and lovely masonry driveway. No detail has been omitted, the stone driveway was meticulously designed and laid out. Every part of this garden relates and compliments another part of the garden. We achieved this in setting a grid of trees in key places and also in creating symmetry throughout, and gave every axis a point of interest.