A new poolside and clubhouse landscape designed in collaboration with Ratcliffe Architects. Around the east and west sides of the clubhouse, certain hardscape areas and trees were edited out to simplify the landscape and revert back to the historic pastoral landscape. A new bluestone terrace connects to the clubhouse in both an elegant and functional manner. New landscape beds are designed as mixed beds in keeping with the Victorian style of the house, and provide flowers from spring through fall.
At the pool area, Beechbrook was responsible for the re-design of the retaining wall and for the planting design along with a few other landscape elements. The new retaining wall defines the pool space and doubles as a seat wall at one end. Boulders excavated on-site are set into the ground as erratics and extensions of the wall, while also serving as places to sit and play on. The planting design is varied for seasonal interest and provides screening between the pool and golf course.
Other projects at Elkridge include the planting design for screening behind the third hole tee and a master planting design for screening along Lake Avenue and Charlesmead Avenue.
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