Inspiration for a large traditional shade backyard gravel formal garden in Chicago for summer.

English Jewel Box

Traditional Landscape, Chicago

The transition to several garden rooms, a gravel path leads from the rear terrace to the many spaces. The entry is flanked by the New England fieldstone seat wall, capped in blue stone. The path is lined with cushwa brick outlining the formal garden filled with boxwood, pachysandra ground cover, hydrangea, magnolia, and eastern redbud. Photo Credit: Linda Oyama Bryan
Inspiration for a large traditional shade backyard gravel formal garden in Chicago for summer. - Houzz

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lscurr wrote:March 29, 2015
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    Mariani Landscape
    5 years ago

    The ground cover under the boxwood shrubs is Pachysandra terminalis. The cultivar 'Green Carpet' is popular for its hardiness and glossy leaves.


  • bella rosa
    2 years ago

    This is beautiful! What are the pink flowers to the far left? I'm looking for groundcovers for a shady area. Thanks!

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