Garden Photo of the Day

A garden house with a very specific purpose

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

When I saw this little hut from across the lawn in the display gardens at Matterhorn Nursery in Spring Valley, New York, I was instantly smitten. I love the structure itself, its massive green backdop, and the plantings that surround it. But it wasn’t until I walked up to it and looked inside that I fell completely in love… Take a look!

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
Click to enlarge.
Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais


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  1. smedavidson 07/28/2011

    oh, wow! what a great idea. I wish my yard were big enough to do something like that. sure would help to keep the leaves out of my fountain - HA!

  2. ncgardener 07/28/2011

    It is gorgeous. That is a beautiful and calming location. I love it!

  3. ScottHokunson 07/28/2011

    A beautiful structure, love the eyebrow fascia detail!

  4. mandysandy 07/28/2011

    Absolutely wonderful. Thank you. Would love to have a list of all the garden you've toured in New York state.

  5. gardengal42 07/28/2011

    WOW and WOW again..Gee what a LITTLE money can do. I dream that my garden looks just like that. :( :( if only... Just beautiful what God can do....

  6. arboretum 07/28/2011

    just fantastic! such a handsome structure on its own. (And if you like this water feature, make sure to see The Eye of Water at Longwood Gardens next time you go.) I hope the owners will add a shallow bench.

  7. lovemyyard 07/28/2011

    Fabulous enough to become my new desktop! Perhaps my husband will say, "I can build that." Mine would be in the wooded area of our property.

  8. sheilaschultz 07/29/2011

    A lovely surprise...

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