United States of America, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Wyndmoor
Wyndmoor House, (Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania)
Located on less than an acre, Wyndmoor House is a colloector's garden planned entirely by the owners who purchased the property in 1984. Casual garden spaces have been created with walkways and an informal flagstone terrace. Original plantings include an ash tree and two dogwoods.
The perennial and shade gardens are planted with evergreens such as dwarf rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas, and osmanthus collection of over six species, Daphnes, hollies, boxwoods, nandina, Evergreen Magnolias and pieris. Perennials include hostas (despite the nusiance of deer) and hellebores. The owner particularly loves collecting edgworthia, daphniphyllum, Robinia, Ionicera piliata, dwarf Hydrangea, acer griseum, different stewartias, pterostyrax, carpinus japonica etc.Special attention has been made to build paths to allow for better plant viewing.
The front yard has cutting gardens filled with an assortment of annuals and perennials, flowering shrubs and hedges around the border of the house and along the street. An informal terrace, rock garden and deck flank the back of the house with a retaining wall that separates the terrace and the backyard. Stone steps built into the retaining wall lead to the backyard where the owner has built a design studio and vegetable garden opposite a pond.
Garden features include: fish pond, a flagstone terrace, benches, birdbaths, a flagpole, picket fences, gates and sculptures.
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This garden is featured in an article in Better Homes and Gardens magazine, 2003