Teaberry Ln., Amherst, MA

This home in Amherst Woods received a complete update to its gardens. An old pressure-treated wall was replaced with a Goshen stone wall, and the front walkway relaid and expanded to create a more inviting entry to the house. Along the side of the house, a pea stone path with pressure-treated steps was added to make the area more accessible and connect to the gardens in the backyard, previously an unused section of lawn. Low-maintenance flowering shrubs and perennials were selected to provide splashes of color throughout the growing season. An informal Goshen stone path leads through the garden without dominating the space. An old mill stone salvaged from the area that is now the Quabbin Reservoir serves as the landing stone off the deck stairs. Another unique stone chosen for the project is a sculptural Goshen stone boulder, tucked along the edge of the wooded area that surrounds the property