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Define A Dining Area

Plant beds to separate sections of a garden.

This secluded plot of land in Quebec's Eastern Townships used to be a stretch of black asphalt that wound its way up a hill and around to the back of a house. The owners planned the gardens as a serene view from the home and an area to relax and entertain. Beds of boxwood balls and pachysandra define this dining area, while a 75-year-old white pine provides shade from the sun. If you're lucky enough to have a large tree like this, consider positioning a dining area below it for comfortable shade from the summer sun. Neat beds define and envelop different areas of the garden.

Get more landscaping and garden design ideas in our Gorgeous Gardens photo gallery.

  • Photographer: Angus McRitchie
  • Source: House & Home July 2010 issue
  • Designer: Garden design assistance, Stuart Webster Design.

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