The view from the deck looking down on the courtyard garden.
3 Tier Fountain
A 6 foot tall 3 tier fountain is the showcase of this garden space.
A new pergola creates a destination point amidst the new plantings.
Custom designed and installed fountain. Custom copper spouts gently pour into the small pool.
A transformed backyard includes all new stone walls, streambed, patio, and structure.
A small pondless water feature.
This backyard now includes a water feature, flagstone patio, and pergola.
Mortise and Tenon
Detail of craftsmanship.
This granite lantern sits beside the new elevated walkway as it crosses the dry streambed.
Placement of large fieldstone boulders.
Garden Bridge and Gate
A granite bridge crosses the pondless water feature as you head through the gate.
Dry Creekbed and Steps
Although it appears dry-stacked, this is a mortared retaining wall. It measures over 3 feet tall and is built using a mixture of stone.
Entry into the backyard garden.
Set along a path around a house, this garden area provides a place to stop and relax while enjoying the water feature.
Child Friendly Landscape
Redesigned the backyard for the children to have their space to play and give the parents a place to relax.
This is a true focal point and destination of a garden. The stone walls are traditional dry-stack walls, built without any mortar. The timber frame structure is built with solid cedar posts and beams. Nearly every connection on the structure is mortise and tenon, held together with wooden pegs.
This is the view leading around a home into the backyard patio space. This is the part of the personal garden of Lyle Collins, owner of Southern Trillium.
This is but one view of an exquisite Japanese garden that was designed and installed by one of the founding members of Southern Trillium. The footbridge creates a wonderful path along the pond edge as one heads to the teahouse.
This custom fence was designed and installed by Southern Trillium to create a stunning entry to this client’s backyard. This is a true entry point to a garden.
This water feature is installed amidst an all new foundation planting. The pondless water feature sets the mood to all visitors as they near the home.
This is a front yard that we completely renovated. The design style carries an asian influence. The old brick retaining wall was replaced with the new stone wall. All new plantings were installed in the front yard. The custom arbor and gate lead the guest around the house to the backyard garden.
Pondless water feature
We designed a bird friendly backyard for these clients. To provide a water source, we installed this small, slow moving pondless stream. The stone bridge provides access to a new small flagstone patio for outdoor entertaining.
This is secret garden that we designed and installed. The main area is hidden from view as you begin walking along the path. The edging of the path then begins to turn as you see it become the fiddlehead of a fern frond.
Pond and waterfall
Looking across one of our ponds, you can see the long waterfall as it meanders down the hill and spills into the pool.
A gas burning firepit completes the atmosphere for an outdoor living space.
We design and install many dry streambeds. A properly installed dry streambed can help handle runoff while being a focal point in the garden. Here is one of our streambeds after a heavy rain.
Antique Millstone Fountain
We designed and built this custom water feature to showcase an antique granite millstone. The millstone measures 4 feet across and weighs around 600 pounds.
Backyard courtyard garden
A look at the backyard courtyard garden after several years of maturing.
Before/After courtyard installation
A before/after comparison of the courtyard installation.
The focal point of the courtyard is this bronze sundial mounted on a granite column.
The view along the path leading into the courtyard winds among a variety of plants.
Overview of new pool area
A look at the redesigned and installed pool area.
Before/After of Pool Transformation
A before/after comparison of the pool area transformation.
Path Around pool
A look at the fieldstone path leading around the deep end of the pool.
We built a natural waterfall that spills into the pool. The soothing sound of the running water enhances the new natural environment of the pool area.
A Japanese garden that we designed and installed for a client as they renovated their backyard.
Before/After Japanese Garden
A before/after comparison of the Japanese Garden.
Overhead view of Japanese Garden
The view from the deck looking down onto the garden.
Custom torii gate we built at the entrance to the new garden.
Bluestone patio and fountain
A redesigned mortared bluestone patio and water feature area we installed to enhance the backyard entertainment area for our client.
Before/After Bluestone Patio
A before/after comparison of the bluestone patio upgrade.
Bluestone grilling pad
Set off from the main patio, we installed a matching bluestone pad for their Big Green Egg.
Urn water feature
The focal point in the redesigned backyard is this pondless water feature.