Robert K. Watrous

landscape architecture

Milford, New Jersey


Watchung, New Jersey Residence

This staged, six year project captured and guided the enthusiasm of the client. It started with some simple plantings, a driveway realignment and then major changes in the rear yard, where the stream couse was realigned and a terrace and gardens created. This in turn, inspired a house addition to take advantage of the new views and vistas.

This is a gardener's garden, providing peace and solace in its seamless spaces while encouraging unending horticultural opportunities within a structured frame work.One is drawn from vantage point to vantage point by small vignettes of fern and cardnal flower or down the former stream bed path planted with blue and white Japanese Irsis and Lady's Mantle, which holds aloft beads of dew as if in memory of the former stream alignment.

Watchung Residence Brochure (pdf format).