Before and After: Kingsbury Side Yard

I am so impressed with the magic of moving a fence…..

before and after garden makeover side yard

This garden was really under utilizing the side of the house and the access point for the garden.  When I saw the beofre shot, I thought it was an office building or something, and not a beautiful home.  How Sad!before and after garden side yard makeover

The before picture was taken from the front of the home, whereas most of the after shots are taken from the back so you have to get your bearings to really understand this project.  The fence was moved forward toward the front of the property allowing the backyard to re-capture the space.

before and after garden makeover garden sideyard

before and after garden makeover side yard

Now it is a a shady oasis with sophisticated planting — the only thing I would change is to perhaps add or change planting around the AC to obscure  them a bit more…What do you think?

before and after garden side yard makeover

images by william

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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 Comment

  1. private on February 26, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I agree with obscuring the a/c more. Maybe a lattice mini-arbor with a vine on it? Shade helps them work more efficiently too.

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