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InSitu Garden by Land Morphology

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Land Morphology has created the 8 acres (3.2 hectares) of InSitu Garden with twelve-plus garden rooms and eight water features. Located in Redding, Connecticut, USA, the garden was designed over a thirteen-year period.

Eight water features act as focal points, helping to organize space and highlight a collection of figurative art that is placed throughout the landscape. A symmetrically-organized sunken garden with sentinels of upright beech trees under-planted with roses is visible from the auto court, house and living terraces. The swimming pool and formal fountain garden are set in a picturesque landscape planted with meadows, woodland gardens, and lawns. Each garden room offers expansive vistas through the garden and to the distant hills.

The approach to the property is through a tree-lined lane into a red gravel-surfaced parking court with a central medallion of the cardinal points. The main living terraces step down from the house to a large lawn designed for entertaining. Features in the living spaces include a wisteria-covered rustic arbor, water feature made from locally sourced and milled white oak, and a dining terrace that is shaded by a 75-year-old copper beech tree. The outdoor kitchen and pizza oven are concealed behind a large-scale outdoor fire place. Eight water features, an outdoor kitchen, recreational facilities, arbors, walls, portals, terraces, and walks provide a rich mix of experiences.

— Land Morphology

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Photographs by Rob Cardillo Photography, Claire Takacs, Land Morphology
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