M.ERBS Fine Gardens
Designers: Keith Wallock, Mark Peterson & Maria Clemente
P.O. Box 40
Denville, New Jersey
Garden13 - Jardin a` la Francaise
We chose our site because of the beauty of the stone wall, and the breathtaking views from the site evoke a sense of peace and unanimity. Rooted in the French garden tradition of straight lines and strong shapes, the use of hedges, stone and other natural elements will set stage for the fresh, invigorating color of spring. Combining French formality with a modern open design will unify the French Norman style of the mansion with the garden space.
The existing stone wall will serve as the perfect backdrop for the vibrant colors of the flower bed which will be brimming full of spring bulbs as well as seasonal annuals and perennials. Six-foot evergreen hedge walls will punctuate the space and guide the viewer into the garden. Stone paths and statuary provide accent and provide focal points. Seating invites guests to relax and take in the view.
Jardin a la Francaise is a style of garden based on symmetry and the principle of imposing order in nature.