A Cottage Garden

Small compact spaces are oftentimes much more challenging from a design standpoint than large spaces. Combine compact spaces with steep slopes and you can really test the skills of a Landscape Architect. This particular project required certain objectives to be met by the client which was a challenge TERRAFIRMA fulfilled.

To keep in theme with the natural look desired by the homeowners and Landscape Architect, large slabs of sandstone were brought in to create terracing and steps, to make a steep unusable, high maintenance lot into a sanctuary for entertaining with easy access to the lower lake level.

The large native trees provide a cloak of shade over the site which allowed the creation of beautiful shade loving perennial garden areas and vivid colored hydrangea’s dappled throughout the landscape. The flagstone walkways add to the cottage charm of the site and tie-in perfectly with the large slabs of sandstone for that “Old Cottage Garden” look.

Project Details

Onstead, Michigan

Services Provided:

  • Overhead to Underground Utility Conversion
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Kitchen with Natural Stone Face, Natural Stone Countertop, Natural Gas Grill
  • Natural Stone Terrace Walls and Steps
  • Natural Stone Patio and Walkway
  • Lakeside Landscape Plantings

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