Test your imagination with these beautifully off-kilter plant forms. In every season, living evergreen and deciduous plant sculptures transport you to another world where anything goes—as long as it’s unexpected.
This garden was designed in 2002 by architect and landscape designer David Swetland. And since it primarily consists of young trees and shrubs, it grows more abstract by the year.
Every detail of form, texture, and color was carefully selected to give the garden its quirky atmosphere. There are no straight edges here. Instead, you’ll see abundant circles and sinuous lines intersecting with conical, rounded and pendulous shapes that delightfully surprise and playfully confound.
Notice the “candle forests” of spruces, arborvitaes and falsecypress. Eccentric-looking seasonal plantings round out this otherworldly beauty.
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