Curb Appeal: Tudor With Flowering Walkway

The approach to this Tudor home in Watertown, Mass., is lined with pretty perennials. These flowers and shrubs not only help soften the brick exterior, but also create a formal entrance for the owners. And when they want to enjoy the backyard? A stepping stone path wraps around the side of the house, giving them easy access.

Photo By: Rosemary Fletcher

Photo By: Rosemary Fletcher

Photo By: Rosemary Fletcher

Photo By: Rosemary Fletcher

Photo By: Rosemary Fletcher

Photo By: Rosemary Fletcher

Photo By: Rosemary Fletcher

Photo By: Rosemary Fletcher

Photo By: Rosemary Fletcher

Photo By: Rosemary Fletcher

Photo By: Rosemary Fletcher

Front Yard and Stone Walkway

Well-planned garden beds make a graceful border for this Tudor home's front walkway. The plant palette is a mix of purple, yellow and white with ornamental grasses and evergreens providing year-round interest.

Front Garden With Purple Flowers

Landscape designers gave this front garden a pretty palette of purple, yellow and white. For purple: Salvia, Allium and Geranium 'Rozanne.' White comes from: peonies, Viburnum, Azalea, Rhododendron 'multimaculatum' and Cornus Kousa. The yellow is: Chamaecyparis and Alchemilla.

Brick Tudor Exterior and Front Garden

The landscape design for this Tudor home's front garden used a layered planting plan of evergreen and deciduous shrubs, perennials and bulbs. Plants include purple Salvia, Allium and Geranium 'Rozanne'; white peony, Viburnum, Azalea, Rhododendron 'multimaculatum' and Cornus Kousa; and yellow Chamaecyparis and Alchemilla. Evergreen Ilex glabra and ornamental grasses are attractive in multiple seasons.

Stepping Stones and Side Yard

A charming stepping stone path leads from the front lawn around to the back of the house. The garden includes purple salvia, allium and geranium 'Rozanne'; white peony, viburnum, azalea, rhododendron 'multimaculatum' and Cornus Kousa; and yellow Chamaecyparis, and Alchemilla. For year-round interest, there are evergreen Ilex Glabra and ornamental grasses.

Garden With White and Purple Flowers

To keep this home's gardens in constant blooms and beauty, a layered planting plan includes evergreen and deciduous shrubs, perennials and bulbs.

Step Stone Path Through Garden

Square step stones make an intriguing path through the garden and around the side of the house. Foliage plants in different shades of green are a dynamic mix.

Path Around House to Backyard

At this home, every outdoor space is designed to be interesting. A gently curving stone path makes a graceful transition from front yard to back; the side yard includes a small fountain.

Fountain and Backyard With Purple Tablecloth

A millstone fountain adds its soothing sound to this beauty of a backyard.

Brick Tudor Exterior and Backyard

A wide range of plants and flowers surround the patio in the backyard, including purple Salvia, Allium and Geranium 'Rozanne'. Pavers surrounded by grass make a graceful transition out to the lawn.

Backyard With Fieldstone Retaining Wall

Fieldstone retaining walls frame in terraced lawns in this grand backyard. For greenery, low-scale shrubs, ornamental grasses and evergreens make sure there is always something elegant to look at.

Lawns and Stone Retaining Wall

Fieldstone retaining walls help carve out separate areas for flat terraced lawns and a patio.

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