Northwest DC Garden
NW Washington, DC
This Northwest DC Garden was inspired by both the English tradition of “borrowed” landscape and the collaborative relationship between Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll. The project grew from the renovation of the neighboring British Ambassador’s Residence and gardens leaving the client’s once quiet rear garden exposed to the noise and movement of Massachusetts Avenue. In response, the landscape architect designed a garden conservatory destination featuring water as an audible and visual centerpiece. Together, these features mitigate the noise and screening issues while transforming the rear garden into a bucolic urban oasis.