Guest Post: Architecture In the Garden

Hello everyone!  My name is Becky Harris and I’m a contributor at Houzz, a home design site focused on helping design professionals and homeowners manage the remodeling and decorating process.  Thanks so much to Ivy for having me!

Because everything is in bloom right now I thought I’d share a few beautiful traditional gardens with you.  These three gardens have incorporated striking architectural elements that contribute to their beauty.  Large architectural elements help to give a garden boundaries, create delightful surprises along the way, and tie the home and garden together.  Here is a look at three of my favorites from Houzz.

traditional landscape by Cory Spencer Partners

by Cory Spencer Partners


A charming garden folly like this one can be used as a potting shed, a playhouse or a secret hideaway. A number of sources sell garden houses like this one, pre-fabricated and custom built.


traditional landscape by Deborah Cerbone Associates, Inc.

by Deborah Cerbone Associates, Inc.

A classic pergola creates a transitional space between the house and the garden. Classic columns add to its presence. Also, you can train climbing plants like wisteria to add to a pergola’s shade.


 traditional landscape by Slater Associates Landscape Architects

by Slater Associates Landscape Architects

Finally, this stone wall creates a unique garden boundary that looks like it was pulled from the Tuscan countryside and placed in this garden. If you aren’t lucky enough to have actual archeological remains on your property, have your stone mason construct something similar to this and add shutters to get the same look.

Thank you Becky for visting us today.


About Ivy de Leon

From decorating and home staging to entertaining and gardening, I enjoy bringing traditional style to each project. I love to combine new and vintage market finds to create elevated and inviting spaces for today's modern lifestyle. CONTACT: IVY@IVYDELEON.COM
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