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Orono Estate

An elegantly landscaped estate was designed to frame views, offer tranquility, and provide numerous spaces with a variety of experiences.

Long, meandering bluestone paths interconnect formal garden spaces with natural woodlands. World-famous bronze sculpture provides personality to an otherwise pastoral place. Groundcovers of Pachysandra, Hosta, and Heuchera are planted en masse to firmly shape garden spaces. A stone wall retains the generous main bluestone terrace. Though it resides a half-mile from the water, the home is positioned perfectly to provide a captivating view of Lake Minnetonka.

Over many years the evolution of this home and landscape has earned Windsor Companies numerous design awards from the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association and the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Photos by Paul Crosby

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Good call. Astilbe. Although, I do not know which variety.
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What is the name of the short trees around the narrow roads?
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January 11, 2014
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where are photos of southern gardens

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Beautiful cutting gardens edged in shrubs lead up to the pavilion. The homeowners use it often for gathering floral arrangements, once again connecting their house to the spectacular landscape.More:Longwood Gardens' Pathways Invite ExplorationGarden Tour: Edith Wharton's The Mount
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A cutting garden occupies this area between the main house and the pool and tennis court. Lesson from this garden: Choose flowers you'll enjoy using in floral arrangements inside the house. See more of this property

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I would love to develop the landscaping to include some formal gardens areas...
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The hip roof on the ramada
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plantas-cor p/patio- main door
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pavillion and side walks
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What a beautiful garden!
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formal garden and covered path
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garden layout
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gorgeous color
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on way to pool
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on way to pool
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The pillars structure
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Love that arbor bisecting the pavilion
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Island beds between properties
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To look out my back door and see this WOW. But the water bill would be the price of a five bedroom house, BUT I Love it.
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very nice
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planting beds
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when we need to go more formal - pergola
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white and pink flowers
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so pretty
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the garden symmetry
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Beautiful project. I like using the subject for scale.
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The plantings and rectangular beds.
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Love this garden. The gazebo and different flowers
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garden planting
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Love theideaof a cutting garden!!!
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On Lake Minnetonka, MN. Windsor Companies
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White and pink flowers
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My back yard
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Garden partierre & pergola
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Cutting garden
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grass path ways
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cutting garden
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nice courtyard garden
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pavilion plus collonaded walk connection
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walkway leading to pergola, north side vine covered, for hiding neighbor ugliness
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Add some hedges to delineate space?
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arbor with pavillion
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astillbes in white
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Campus Flower Garden
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BACKYARD!! Perfect size
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pavilion and arbor
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double height arbor
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boxwood for path borders
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fluffy stuff to put inside knots?
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Astilbe grouping
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our side garden?
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partitions and colours\
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hedges and paths.
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note the arbor
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cutting garden with pool beyond
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Berwyn property. I like the center flower garden.
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Marvin likes, but he don't like this put that. Noo I don't like it(el kiosco)
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Garden grass with square cut plant areas
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grass path
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A path of lawn around the beds
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Hedges surrounding flower beds very nice. Very structured.
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end with peonies?
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formal gardens
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big garden
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Edging around cutting garden
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Garden - Gazebo (quasi Asian, Georgian)
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front garden..
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plaza restoran
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gardens pathways beautiful
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An elegantly landscaped estate was designed to frame views, offer tranquility, and provide numerous spaces with a variety of experiences. Long, meandering bluestone paths interconnect formal garden spaces with natural woodlands. World-famous bronze sculpture provides personality to an otherwise pastoral place. Groundcovers of Pachysandra, Hosta, and Heuchera are planted en masse to firmly shape garden spaces. A stone wall retains the generous main bluestone terrace. Though it resides a half-m...
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December 24, 2012
every thing
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December 23, 2012
Formal gardens, but informal flower choices.
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mass plantings and layout
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Like the idea of a short hedge surroundin g quarry drive
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December 2, 2012
I would love to walk in this garden .
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Pink&white flowers
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Groundcovers of Pachysandra, Hosta, and Heuchera are planted en masse to firmly shape
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frame views, offer tranquility, and provide numerous spaces with a variety of experiences.
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The pink and white feathery flowers...what are they?
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pregola painted white
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September 29, 2012
like the astilbes
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