April 3, 2020

Oasis in the city

A custom-built barbeque completes this garden in the centre of the city.

Peaceful waterwall

Landscape Ontario Awards of Excellence winner Arbordale Landscaping of Toronto, Ont., created the minimalist waterfall below, cascading over Algonquin flagstone panels weighing over 400 lbs. each. A honey locust leaf pattern was sandblasted into the panels to pay homage to the existing honey locust tree. Massive Algonquin flagstone plinths were installed to support the heritage urns, which have been in the homeowner's family for almost a century, along with a custom, built-in barbecue. Dense plantings, including specimen redbuds, Japanese maples, honey locust and pre-sheared beech hedging, make you forget you are in the heart of the city.

Plants add soft contrast to the symmetrical lines of the pathway leading to the one-of-a-kind waterwall.

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