Boxwood Bliss: A Tudor Revival


This Tudor home in Portland’s Eastmoreland neighborhood boasts a classic English garden-inspired landscape. The front yard is divided into two areas – a welcoming front yard patio and large lawn for neighborhood activities and a private backyard patio perfect for dining al fresco.

To achieve a formal style, traditional materials and linear designs were used. The cracked concrete driveway was replaced with matching brick, and the curved walkway was straightened. The front entry was resurfaced with red clay brick veneer to create a cohesive look.

Boxwoods border the front walkway, entry, patios, and driveway, forming a low hedge. The red clay brick pavers in a herringbone pattern add a timeless appeal to the house.

Small garden beds feature white-blooming favorites like Hydrangea arborescens Annabelle’, Gardenia jasminoides ‘Kleim’s Hardy,’ and Liriope muscari ‘Monroe’s White.’ For privacy, Buxus sempervirens ‘Skywalker’ was chosen for hedging.

In the back, a new brick patio serves as an outdoor dining room. Boxwoods border the patio, complemented by green walls of arborvitae and jasmine for privacy.

A custom fence was added for privacy and to conceal the neighboring yard, completing the landscape design.