Boxwood Bliss: An Eastmoreland Tudor Landscape

This classic Tudor home in Portland’s Eastmoreland neighborhood features a boxwood heavy design to reflect the homeowner’s desire for a classic English garden feeling. They wanted two distinct living areas, one in the front yard for enjoying the neighborhood and keeping an eye on the kids and a private dining room in the back for family and friends. 

To achieve a formal style, we used traditional materials and plants and designed in linear shapes with straight lines using repetitive patterns. We replaced the cracked concrete driveway with the same brick and pattern and redesigned the curved concrete walkway into a wide straight path that leads the eye to the front entry, which we resurfaced in matching red clay brick veneer to tie it all together.

The front walkway, entry, patios and driveway are all bordered by boxwoods (Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’) that will grow into a low hedge while the red clay brick pavers in a traditional herringbone pattern give the house a timeless appeal.

The small garden beds feature English garden favorites with white blooms like Hydrangea arborescens Annabelle’, Gardenia jasminoides ‘Kleim’s Hardy’ and Liriope muscari ‘Monroe’s White.’ For privacy hedging we selected a Buxus sempervirens ‘Skywalker’.

In the back, the new brick patio acts as an outdoor dining room and adds a whole new living space that the clients are using for al fresco dining. To complete the look the patio is bordered by boxwoods and the wire frame in front of the garage will be covered by jasmine vines over time.

Finally, we added a custom fence for privacy and to hide the neighboring yard.