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A formal front garden reveals neat and tidy lines, symmetrical plantings and vibrant colours.  A curvy front walk is mirrored in a garden bordered by a boxwood hedge and filled with eye catching alliums and stately geraniums.

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The backyard plays around with a more casual scene, using the ample shade to create a woodsy water feature and surrounding garden beds.

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The space directly off the homes kitchen door is perfectly used as a edible herb garden, bursting with flavour and scent.

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Curving garden beds in the front accentuate the modern feel of this homes architecture.  Gorgeous flowering dogwoods are paired with willowy ferns and bright annuals.TTGG 6 (2 of 14)

A rock garden cascades down a slope towards the city sidewalk surrounding and highlighting the massive front tree and allowing a space perfect for alpine, rocky plant life.

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All hard surfaces are built to focus your eye to the gardens themselves and the extensive use of tender tropicals, Japanese painted ferns, azaleas, roses and beech trees.

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A small water feature adds tranquility to one of the patio areas while a second sitting area takes advantage of the trees and the shade they provide..

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A sturdy pergola between the two entertaining areas is a sure talking point as it helps provide a base for a massive wisteria.

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This garden and its plants have been passed on generation to generation, lovingly tended to year after year.

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Oranges, pinks and yellows are the main colour of the front gardens, showing off the beautiful hues of roses, blanket flowers, poppies, coral bells and peonies.

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The back garden with its shadier exposure is sweeping gardens of ferns, hostas, Solomon’s seal, native wildflowers and more.  A whimsical dolphin’s frolics through the plants.

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Even the side of the property is utilized showcasing even more plant material with favorites like Mock Oranges, lilacs, peonies and miniature Irises.

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With such long standing and historic gardening pedigree this garden is show piece

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A front garden with sturdy evergreens and highly uncommon yet gorgeous yellow peony direct you back to the rear of the house where a stunning oasis awaits.

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The show piece of this garden is the stone ridged pond, surrounding by brightly colored Japanese forest grasses and other shade loving specimen plants.

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Hostas, astilbes, and more grasses thrive in the cool shady area of the back gardens with other notable plants including a dwarf ginkgo,  dwarf Japanese maple and flowering dogwood.

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Perennial lovers can rejoice in this beautiful formal garden.

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Entering through the left of the house you will discover pots of Mexican pottery leading you down a colourful path to the shady percola.

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From the pergola you can enjoy the formal side garden resplendent with season long colour from vines of clematis and English perennials like larkspur, irises, lupines and more.

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A central fountain and old rose bushes finish off the traditional look.

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An incredibly lush garden leading to and surrounding a calm, relaxing outdoor pool this garden relies heavily on plants with colorful and textural foliage.

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Hosta’s are abundant with the popular ‘Marilyn Monroe’ being a showpiece through the front garden.

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Stunning stonework accentuate the deep zen like feeling of this garden with notable plants including Japanese maples, weeping false cypress, coral bells, ferns, fetterbrush, smoke tree and an Japanese dogwoods.

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Starting right in the front yard all the way to the back this bright and colorful property uses textures, heights and hues to create an elegant garden.  Two sturdy ginkgos flank the end of each curved bed and uniformed compact yews draw the eye up to the lines of the house.TTGG 1 (2 of 13)

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Even lines and symmetry continue up the stone walkway to the back yard where a serene patio is bordered by more compact yews.  Deep purples and pinks are favoured among bright yellow grasses.

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Notable plantings include Japanese maples, astilbes, hydrangeas, birch, weeping pine and many colourful foliage plants like japanese forest grass and hostas.

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