The Big Idea:
The pool house lawn yearned for enclosure. Ryan suggested building a pergola inspired by one he had seen at Hestercombe in Somerset, England. That structure was a brilliant collaboration between its creators, architect Sir Edwin Lutyens and garden designer Gertrude Jekyll. Likewise, Marc and Ryan conceptualized together to create a plan and took advantage of their individual strengths to hone the design.
The Plants: A delightful tangle of flowering vines turns the area beneath the pergola into an intimate room. The season begins with clematis, followed by American wisteria (Wisteria frutescens), 'Rêve d'Or' and 'Cécile Brunner' roses, and then climbing aster (Aster carolinianus).