Before & After: Bruce John Riddell’s Maine Slope

before and after garden makeover maine john riddell

I simply adore Bruce John Riddell’s work.  His office is in Bar Harbor, Maine and they do the most amazingly beautiful natural landscapes.   This terraced slope is a beautiful work of art both in planting selections and in the stones used to sculpt the hillside.  Creating a cultivated version of nature itself in this already extraordinary landscape is a talent that requires restraint and a keen eye for detail that is unique in the design field.

before and after garden makeover maine john riddell

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bruce john riddell landscape garden makeover before and after

bruce john riddell landscape garden makeover before and after

bruce john riddell landscape garden makeover before and after

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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.


  1. DorkyDeb on February 24, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    I LOVE this work! It is simply perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Maria on February 25, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Ditto to what DorkyDeb said. Absolute perfection.

  3. Teak Closeouts on February 28, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    love the 2nd image AFTER shot. such a nice job of combining nature with the style and color of the house.

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