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[DESIGN WEEK RI 2018] Open Day for My Personal Garden

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Louis Raymond Designs

495 Main Street

Hopkinton, RI 02833

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Personal gardens are different from client gardens not just in degree but in species. Client gardens are created, willingly & with joy, to solve the problems & satisfy the dreams of others. They need to celebrate a maximum of assurance borne from decades of experience, with a minimum of seat-of-the-pants improvisation.

A personal garden is all about experimentation & improvisation. It’s the temple of whims & manias, unjustifiable passions & incomprehensible choices. With gleeful iconoclasm, it mocks normal standards of practicality & intensity. Its most valuable currency isn’t money. It’s bravery.

About twenty years ago, Louis Raymond and his partner Richard bought their property in part to be closer to New York City. But mainly so that Louis could finally begin creating his own garden. The land is about an acre & a half of level terrain with deep rich soil. Espaliers, pergolas, and hedges define an immense grid of walkways separating vast mixed borders stuffed with sky-high perennials, grasses, annuals, shrubs, topiary, tropicals, vines, and trees. Everywhere, a defiantly out-of-control collection of containered specimen plants jostle for space, while towers for annual vines soar to twenty feet.

At two decades and counting, Louis’ garden is, literally, the project of a lifetime. So far, so good.


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