Project: The Infinite Dance Sculpture. Pittsfield Common, Pittsfield, MA
Churchill Garden's design was selected from many submissions to be the landscape on The Infinite Dance Sculpture in the New First Street Common in Pittsfield, MA. More pictures of the sculture unveling can be seen on the Berkshire Eagle website.
Project: A Retreat
This beautiful home greets the visitor with a formal landscape created using shrubs, trees, and perennials. As the visitor strolls along the front walk, seasonal interest in the landscape is found with each step. The sweet pea and standard magnolia are unusual, yet beautiful, elements used here. The outdoor living space created in the back of the house consists of a gazebo, patio, deck, pool and outdoor kitchen. It is a wonderful spot for large gatherings for swimming, conversing or sharing a cocktail. At the same time family can enjoy quiet time together in the privacy of the gazebo. The pool area is surrounded by perennial beds interspersed with a few shrubs and small trees. The outdoor kitchen has a new hydrangea vine planting that will eventually provide more shade, privacy and cooling. In the late summer, the fragrance of summersweet is enjoyed near the gazebo. Among the plants found on the property are daylilies, astibles, hosta, coneflower, black-eyed susans, geraniums, lilies, yarrow, phlox, roses, spireas, potentillas, hydrangeas, hydrangea vines, Japanese Maple, viburnum, variegated willows, dwarf Alberta spruces, junipers, hollies, and Rose of Sharon.
Project: Accent Garden
This beautiful home is nestled within large, mature trees in a very private setting. The front landscape is comprised of perennials, trees and shrubs offering seasonal interest. As guests arrive, they are welcomed by two small gardens on either side of the circular drive. As they approach the font door, the smell of roses fills the air. The back of the house is an oasis for entertaining or simply enjoying quiet family time. It offers planted spaces for fruits and vegetables, perennials and roses. A Japanese Maple takes on the look of a work of art as it is admired from the view of both the deck and the patio. A lovely free-standing, curved stone wall adds another interesting element to the back landscape. A quiet seating area envelopes the guests within the draped columns and is an inviting space for relaxing with a favorite book. Among the plants found on the property are poppies, geraniums, lamb's ear, iris, phlox, astilbe, bee balm, bleeding heart, strawberries, raspberries, roses, boxwood, azaleas, dwarf Alberta spruces, hibiscus, rose of sharon, viburnum, dogwood, spireas, weeping cherry, hemlocks and Katsura trees.
Project: Spring Blooming Azaleas
This beautiful home and its gardens rest on a slight rise with a lovely landscape welcoming the guest. The front landscape comprises many shrubs with both evergreen and foliage interest lending themselves to year-round interest. Perennials are interspersed for continuous color and interest throughout the seasons. A small light pole garden close to the driveway is enhanced by several rose bushes. Turning the corner and entering the back of the house one is welcomed by a beautiful perennial garden with a dry river bed in the center. It offers an incredible view from either the deck or from the inside of the home. It truly is a space that is enjoyed both inside and out. The bed is not only beautiful but functional as well. Erosion is maintained and the dry river bed assists with run off especially in the spring. Among the plantings to be discovered here include bleeding heart, iris, astilbe, lady's mantle, oregano, phlox, azaleas, rhododendrons, hydrangea, weeping hemlock, Japanese maple, hinoki cypress and anemones.