Jardin Provençal


In this landscape, Howard Design Studio merges the sensibility of southern France with traditions of the American south. A twenty-year relationship with the property inspired the new Provençal farmhouse by William B. Litchfield. The approach to the house through the Chinese elm allée transports the imagination while the parking court leads to a walled, pebble mosaic kitchen garden, which is pure delight. The rear garden presents an exuberant sequence descending from the terrace to the beloved, preexisting pool, to the lawn, to a lower garden complete with Natchez crepe myrtles. An enchanting place, the tower, greenhouse — even a vineyard — are backdrops for Kieffer pear espaliers, box parterres, Versailles tubs, and terra cotta pots.

  • Architect: William B. Litchfield
  • Interiors: Carolyn Malone
  • Builder: Breiding & Sons
  • Garden Construction & Maintenance: Michael Jackson Landscape Co.
  • Photographer: Emily Followill

Howard Design Studio