This suburban garden is situated around a modified Cape Cod-style house built in 1951. The front garden is a modern play on a cottage-style garden that is transitioning from the former high shade offered by a mature scarlet oak. The kitchen and dining room look out onto a raised flagstone patio that leads to the upper terrace of the rear garden. A rain garden acts as a landscaped storm-water filtration system that captures and releases rain from the house. The borders of the back garden feature trees, shrubs, vines, and perennials that Jeff and Joe have collected or want to try before using in their professional careers as horticulturists.
Joe has constructed the wrought-iron sculptures and trellises in the garden and Jeff built the dry stone walls. Joe’s current passion is growing woody plants in containers on the patio, and Jeff’s passion is growing clematis. The garden has been under construction and still continues to change since they first moved to this property in 1993.
This is not hosted at the Delaware Center for Horticulture. Address and directions will be emailed to you upon registration.