Posts Tagged ‘Homewood’

John and Catherine Close: Homewood

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

2. John and Catherine Close – 321 Greenwood Street, Homewood, AL

Designed and maintained by: David Brush

The Close Garden is tucked into a hillside behind the house, offering no clues to its existence from the front. Clean and simple lines are the hallmark of this private, compact, serene getaway designed in the manner of a stylized Italian villa. Espaliered pears, spire-like arborvitae and container accents frame the intimate swimming pool and sitting area.

Access to this garden is up a steep grassy slope. Please enter at your own risk.

Barbara Sauer and Brad White: Homewood

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

1. Barbara Saurer and Brad White – 316 Greenwood Street, Homewood, AL

 
Designed and maintained by: Barbara Saurer and Brad White


The Sauer/White Garden sits on a deceptively large lot in the Hollywood area of Homewood. With mature Japanese maples and other uncommon specimens, the front garden greets guests with a fish pond. Rough native stone repeats in a shaded stone patio. Take the side path past the outdoor shower to the back of the property, which contains an herb bed, large composting area, chicken yard and a variety of other garden spaces rich with plantings.