Kempton Garden

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Kempton Garden

Kempton Pennsylvania Lehigh County Garden
stylized meadow donald pell gardens

project description

Challenged by a barren, rocky canvas, the desire was to create an impressionistic meadow that amplified, but did not outcompete, the majestic surroundings of this custom home in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

This ecologically sensitive landscape demanded stress-tolerant plants that would have longevity on the dry, windswept ridge. The result was layered naturalistic plantings, large promenades and secondary pathways that compose captivating views of the expansive ridgeline. An intimate, immediate sense of place was achieved among the emergent grasses and low-slung light in leaves.

awards & recognition

2021 Perennial Plant Association (PPA) Honor Award

2020 Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) Gold Award for Planting Design

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