United States of America, Virginia, Arlington County
Barbara's Garden (Arlington, Virginia)
Located in the suburbs of the Washington, D.C. metro area in Virginia, the brick rambler on the property dates to the 1950s. The current owner re-designed the garden in 1998 and the backyard garden redesigned in 2005 by the owner. Barbara's garden achieves the contemporary urban ideal of low-maintenance and functional beauty.
The house is situated at the top of a small hill with a sloping lawn which leads down to the sidewalk and street. The not-so-secret terraced front garden is practically maintenance-free and a stone retaining wall gives the front garden structure. A large crepe myrtle and two dogwoods anchor the front garden along with cherry laurel, azaleas and ornamental grasses with perennials for seasonal color. The backyard garden suits the owner who wants a serene beautiful space for entertaining and outdoor dining plus space for her small dog.
Garden features include a large deck for dining, a small lawn area with a garden border planted with trees and perennials, a small shed and an enclosed vegetable and herb garden.
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