Gladwyne Garden II

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Gladwyne Garden II

Gladyne Garden Donald Pell Gardens
Gladyne Garden Donald Pell Gardens
Gladyne Garden Donald Pell Gardens
Gladyne Garden Donald Pell Gardens
Gladyne Garden Donald Pell Gardens
Gladyne Garden Donald Pell Gardens
Gladyne Garden Donald Pell Gardens
Gladyne Garden Donald Pell Gardens
Gladyne Garden Donald Pell Gardens
Gladyne Garden Donald Pell Gardens

project description

Set against the superb modernist architecture of Moto Designshop, and within the existing COR-TEN steel rain troughs by Studio | Bryan Hanes, this terraced garden frames and maximizes views from the rear facade to the pond below.

The garden design focused on verging wild, intermingled plant communities with the floor-to-ceiling windows of the family's living space to provide ongoing seasonal interest and visual diversity. Working closely with agronomists, aggregate substrates, calcium and humates were incorporated to ensure adequate drainage and soil health. Rapid stabilization of the very wet, narrow spaces was achieved with freely seeding Eupatorium coelestinum and plantings of stoloniferous and rhizomatous plants, such as Carex muskingumensis and Iris fulva, among cespitose clumps.

at-a-glance

Location: Gladwyne, PA
Photographer: Gary Johnson
Designer for Corten Steel: Studio Bryan Hanes
Architect: Moto Designshop

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Best of Houzz 2019

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