Residential Landscape Design

Terrascapes Landscape Design aims to reflect your unique lifestyle and to allow you to balance your busy schedule with outdoor enjoyment. Using functional artistic elements such as water, stone, vegetation and light, we fashion a place for all to enjoy that incorporates sustainable garden philosophies. Below are samples of our design and installation work for residential clients Needham, Wellesley, Dover, Jamaica Plain, Lexington, Dedham and other local communities.

An Outdoor Room

A room can be created where there are walls, fences or any enclosing perimeter. Clients in Jamaica Plain wanted a beautiful back yard garden and space to grow food, dine, entertain, and have a small…

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An Outdoor Room

A room can be created where there are walls, fences or any enclosing perimeter. My clients in Jamaica Plain wanted a beautiful back yard garden and space to grow food, dine, entertain, and have a small…

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Secluded Urban Garden

In this project, we transformed 1,500 square feet of land into a lush intimate outdoor dining & entertainment space and gardening haven for an avid gardener…

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Secluded Urban Garden

In this project, we transformed 1,500 square feet of land into a lush intimate outdoor dining & entertainment space and gardening haven for an avid gardener…

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A Backyard Oasis

The original landscape in Lexington was a brush and bramble mess which needed to be replaced by a usable family activity center. We transformed the previously overgrown terrain into casual seating, activity areas, and planned views from the house, all while installing a natural drainage system and stabilizing the slopes with erosion control plants.

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A Backyard Oasis

The original landscape in Lexington was a brush and bramble mess which needed to be replaced by a usable family activity center. We transformed the previously overgrown terrain into casual seating, activity areas, and planned views from the house, all while installing a natural drainage system and stabilizing the slopes with erosion control plants.

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Urban Courtyard Garden

In this Cambridge, MA property space was at a premium and at the client’s request we included a location for garden art, a no mow, pollinator friendly place, privacy hedges and a friend and family patio for relaxing and entertaining.

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Urban Courtyard Garden

In this Cambridge, MA property space was at a premium and at the client’s request we included a location for garden art, a no mow, pollinator friendly place, privacy hedges and a friend and family patio for relaxing and entertaining.

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Family Friendly Spaces

The importance of having an family friendly outdoor space linked with nature can not be overstated. This large landscape has a number of areas to play for growing children including a place to run, a quiet corner for discovery, a secret garden, a fairy garden, and a butterfly garden, all sanctuaries where one can escape and use imagination. This landscape is also an extension of the home,  as an outside room where one can entertain, dine al fresco, read and admire a view.

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Family Friendly Spaces

The importance of having an family friendly outdoor space linked with nature can not be overstated. This large landscape has a number of areas to play for growing children including a place to run, a quiet corner for discovery, a secret garden, a fairy garden, and a butterfly garden, all sanctuaries where one can escape and use imagination. This landscape is also an extension of the home,  as an outside room where one can entertain, dine al fresco, read and admire a view.

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A Terraced Backyard

In this slope garden, the structural elements of the stone walls, patios and the wooden structure are strongly evident. An overlay by soft, gentle masses of plant materials creates the magical sense of place and discovery. The combination of shapes, textures and colors with hard materials builds the distinct and artful character of this garden.

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A Terraced Backyard

In this slope garden, the structural elements of the stone walls, patios and the wooden structure are strongly evident. An overlay by soft, gentle masses of plant materials creates the magical sense of place and discovery. The combination of shapes, textures and colors with hard materials builds the distinct and artful character of this garden.

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Lakeside Estate Gardens

The homeowners of this Sherborn, MA property were committed to preserving the natural surroundings and increasing the habitat of local wildlife. Pollinator friendly slopes, no mow yards, native understory plantings were designed to meet the commitment of the ecologically minded residents who wanted a water-wise and memorable experience in their landscape.

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Lakeside Estate Gardens

The homeowners of this Sherborn, MA property were committed to preserving the natural surroundings and increasing the habitat of local wildlife. Pollinator friendly slopes, no mow yards, native understory plantings were designed to meet the commitment of the ecologically minded residents who wanted a water-wise and memorable experience in their landscape.

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Living on a Slope

Living on a slope is not easy if you are a gardener. Irrigation, planting, and installing all become more difficult. The steeper the slope the more problematic the challenges. Fortunately, the busy clients who own this…

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Living on a Slope

Living on a slope is not easy if you are a gardener. Irrigation, planting, and installing all become more difficult. The steeper the slope the more problematic the challenges. Fortunately, the busy clients who own this…

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Four Season Suburban Landscape

This suburban home in Needham was completely transformed from a no-frills front and back yard to a beautiful welcoming entrance and gorgeous backyard with garden spaces. Each element of the property was examined and brought together…

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Four Season Suburban Landscape

This suburban home in Needham was completely transformed from a no-frills front and back yard to a beautiful welcoming entrance and gorgeous backyard garden spaces. Each element of the property was examined and brought together…

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Courtyard and Container Garden

An arbor gateway leads to an intimate courtyard. The courtyard features casual seating and a dining space, an English container garden, and a stone fountain doubling as a bird bath. A terraced barbecue patio adjoins a…

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Courtyard and Container Garden

An arbor gateway leads to an intimate courtyard. The courtyard features casual seating and a dining space, an English container garden, and a stone fountain doubling as a bird bath. A terraced barbecue patio adjoins a…

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Small Backyard Garden

The owners of this house on a busy street in front of a bus stop dreamed of a private backyard oasis . This space was an open canvas and had a shared driveway and a rental…

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Small Backyard Garden

The owners of this house on a busy street in front of a bus stop dreamed of a private backyard oasis . This space was an open canvas and had a shared driveway and a rental…

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Backyard Design for New Construction

This new construction suburban home in Needham was completely transformed from a dirt plot to a beautiful garden space. Each element of the property was examined and brought together with a consistent landscape plan. The client had specific needs including a child play space, a vegetable garden, a large shed for storage, lawn for play, a dining patio, a holiday tree for lighting, privacy screens, and a bird garden. The project included extensive work on the back yard.

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Backyard Design for New Construction

This new construction suburban home in Needham was completely transformed from a dirt plot to a beautiful garden space. Each element of the property was examined and brought together with a consistent landscape plan. The client had specific needs including a child play space, a vegetable garden, a large shed for storage, lawn for play, a dining patio, a holiday tree for lighting, privacy screens, and a bird garden. The project included extensive work on the back yard.

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Neighborhood Garden

Gardens of any kind can be contagious, but especially front yard gardens. Replacing velvet lawns with paths, hedges, color and focal points can create a stir in the neighborhood. Creating a front yard garden for passersby to enjoy expands your home with an welcoming invitation to the front door…

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Neighborhood Garden

Gardens of any kind can be contagious, but especially front yard gardens. Replacing velvet lawns with paths, hedges, color and focal points can create a stir in the neighborhood. Creating a front yard garden for passersby to enjoy expands your home with an welcoming invitation to the front door. …

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Small City Gardens

Entrances are important as “first impressions count.” It is often the only outside space that many town-city dwellers have, a small area between street and door, a path usually through a small garden and a front door. These areas can be styled to make a satisfying and enjoyable transition between the street and the home. Whether the journey to your home is traditional or unconventional, you can emphasize it, brighten it, and make it welcoming!

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Small City Gardens

Entrances are important as “first impressions count.” It is often the only outside space that many town-city dwellers have, a small area between street and door, a path usually through a small garden and a front door. These areas can be styled to make a satisfying and enjoyable transition between the street and the home. Whether the journey to your home is traditional or unconventional, you can emphasize it, brighten it, and make it welcoming!

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Front Yard Landscape on a Slope

“No one can find the front door.” That was the challenge I was asked to resolve when it came to the front of this house in Needham. The solution was to build retaining walls and install…

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Front Yard Landscape on a Slope

“No one can find the front door.” That was the challenge I was asked to resolve when it came to the front of this house in Needham. The solution was to build retaining walls and install…

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Front Yard Cottage Garden

Curb Appeal! At this small suburban property an old fence and some overgrown rhododendrons and yews were replaced with a picket fence married to a field stone wall. This timeless style also incorporated an arbor gateway…

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Front Yard Cottage Garden

Curb Appeal! At this small suburban property an old fence and some overgrown rhododendrons and yews were replaced with a picket fence married to a field stone wall. This timeless style also incorporated an arbor gateway…

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New Patio with a Low Maintenance Garden

Landscaping that accommodates pets is a common challenge for homeowners. The four-legged white husky that lives on this property loved to race from one side of the house to the other grooving a lane in the…

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New Patio with a Low Maintenance Garden

Landscaping that accommodates pets is a common challenge for homeowners. The four-legged white husky that lives on this property loved to race from one side of the house to the other grooving a lane in the…

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Woodland Slope Garden

This woodland garden was a gift from our client to his wife. The emphasis was made to make a lush and welcoming space for contemplation and rest in the backyard and simplify the overgrown planting bed…

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Woodland Slope Garden

This woodland garden was a gift from our client to his wife. The emphasis was made to make a lush and welcoming space for contemplation and rest in the backyard and simplify the overgrown planting bed…

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Woodland Oasis

If you don’t need a lawn, why have one? That was the philosophy of the retired couple living in a suburb of Boston. The stately oak tree central to the tiny back yard was architecturally pruned…

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Woodland Oasis

If you don’t need a lawn, why have one? That was the philosophy of the retired couple living in a suburb of Boston. The stately oak tree central to the tiny back yard was architecturally pruned…

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No Mow Front Yard Garden

Working in Melrose, we were lucky to find next door neighbors who both wanted to have front yard gardens. Each client had different goals and challenges including slopes, walls and stone paths, and particular areas to be landscaped.

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No Mow Front Yard Garden

Working in Melrose, we were lucky to find next door neighbors who both wanted to have front yard gardens. Each client had different goals and challenges including slopes, walls and stone paths, and particular areas to be landscaped.

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Driveway Garden

This rock garden with an Asiatic flavor was inspired by the nearby wetland. The busy owner wanted her garden to be child friendly, drought tolerant and to reflect her artistic nature. Textural evergreens, bamboos, grasses and…

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Driveway Garden

This rock garden with an Asiatic flavor was inspired by the nearby wetland. The busy owner wanted her garden to be child friendly, drought tolerant and to reflect her artistic nature. Textural evergreens, bamboos, grasses and…

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Circle Driveway Garden and Terrace

A favorite challenge in creating gardens is incorporating children’s play areas and family entertaining. This family of four’s home was located on a main scenic road with no sidewalks, making neighborhood bicycling, skate boarding, and other…

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Circle Driveway Garden and Terrace

A favorite challenge in creating gardens is incorporating children’s play areas and family entertaining. This family of four’s home was located on a main scenic road with no sidewalks, making neighborhood bicycling, skate boarding, and other…

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