Before & After: A Year In the Garden with Andrew

Ok. I won’t be tricking you into thinking this transformation is a one year makeover.  That would be impossible and utterly misleading.  But since Landscape Designer Andrew Grossman’s blog is called A Year in the Garden, I went with that for the title….even though this was a 1998 to recent, 12 years in the making kind of before and after.

before and after garden makeover andrew grossman massachusetts

before and after garden makeover andrew grossman

before and after garden makeover andrew grossman

before and after garden andrew grossman

Makeovers with time lines like this always make me feel better.  When I visit beautiful gardens I am always saddened by the mess that my own project currently is.  But my own garden has only been influenced by me for 5 years.  It has been a remarkable change and while the first few years were really rough — feeling often more like stepping backwards rather than forwards, I am finally starting to feel like we are moving forward and our projects have morphed from removal, destruction and cleanup to actually putting in, making beautiful, tweaking, and maintaining for evolution.  I have high hopes for my own place given another 7 years.  This really is what garden making is all about….the long haul…

before and after garden makeover andrew grossman

before and after garden makeover andrew grossman

And just one more thing….thank you, once again, Louise, for introducing me to a great source.

Click through for more of andrew’s beautiful garden.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.

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  1. Pam/Digging on June 24, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Gorgeous transformation. Yes, it’s all about the long haul.

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