Before & After: Dan’s House & Garden

First makeover of the day…..I love this makeover because not only does the garden get a re-think, but the house itself it also vastly improved with a change of siding and the addition of an arbour.

dan before and after garden and house

Gone are the ‘foundation plantings’ in favor of a much more interesting and sophisticated front garden that looks to focus on leaf texture and shades of green and white.

Dan's garden before and after makeover

And in the back….I am relieved to see that the bubble window is gone and I really like the way the mural inside the house adds to ambiance in the garden.

back garden before and after garden makeover

before and after garden picture makeover

This garden was created by designer Dan Davis in Michigan and I found it and some of the pictures over at design*sponge.

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after 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.


  1. charlotte on January 29, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I really appreciate all of these before and after photos. Billy Galanis did my garden but it is also a wonderful before and after… but I still need help with the sunroom, which is not working for me!

  2. Lorin on April 22, 2011 at 1:36 am


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