Collaborating with BLBenn Architects, SBLA created a woodland inspired series of connected minimalist gardens encompassing a newly constructed contemporary residence in Hanover, New Hampshire. The entry garden and its spine of two juxtaposed stone walls, rest above a micro-forest of densely planted Yellow Birch (Betula alleghaniensis). The garden creates an enticing yet mysterious approach to the main entry of the home. A set of stone steps at the elbow of the walls leads one down under the canopy of the grove garden, through a carpet of Hayscented Fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula),  and eventually through a square cut out in the building. Once through the cut, the dramatic contrast from dark to light is immediately felt as one finds themselves perched above a wildflower meadow which aids in stabilizing the steep slope down to the banks of the Connecticut River. A crunchy stone path along the top of the meadow and through another building<>garden cut out brings one to the play lawn with its London Planetree (Platanus × acerifolia ‘Bloodgood’) specimens dotted throughout.

Hanover Garden
Hanover, New Hampshire
Hanover Garden

Hanover Garden

Shepard Butler Landscape Architecture

Hanover Garden

Hanover Garden

Shepard Butler Landscape Architecture

Hanover Garden

Hanover Garden

Shepard Butler Landscape Architecture

Hanover Garden

Hanover Garden

Shepard Butler Landscape Architecture

Hanover Garden

Hanover Garden

Shepard Butler Landscape Architecture

Hanover Garden

Hanover Garden

Shepard Butler Landscape Architecture

Hanover Garden

Hanover Garden

Shepard Butler Landscape Architecture

Hanover Garden

Hanover Garden

Shepard Butler Landscape Architecture

Hanover Garden

Hanover Garden

Shepard Butler Landscape Architecture

Hanover Garden

Hanover Garden

Shepard Butler Landscape Architecture

Hanover Garden

Hanover Garden

Shepard Butler Landscape Architecture

Hanover Garden

Hanover Garden

Shepard Butler Landscape Architecture

Hanover Garden

Hanover Garden

Shepard Butler Landscape Architecture

Hanover Garden

Hanover Garden

Shepard Butler Landscape Architecture