The Big Idea:
The sloping side yard was leveled to create a semicircular garden based on a design by landscape architect Beatrix Farrand at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C. She was one of the first to implement the design concept of the outdoor garden room.
The Plants: A double row of Korean boxwoods rings the center fountain. A corridor of clipped ironwood trees (Carpinus caroliniana) and American boxwoods creates the outer wall of this semicircular garden. 'Ryan's Yellow' mums tumble over the stone retaining wall along the pergola.
The Details: The baptismal font fountain is on axis with the pool house doors and is visible through the pergola.