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P L A N T I N G D E S I G N : Lee Hill Farm, New Vernon, NJ

Susan Cohan APLD F I R M : Susan Cohan Gardens, LLC, Chatham, NJ U S DA ZO N E : 6

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sense of history permeates the grounds of this property, which served as Gen. Lafayette’s winter headquarters during the revolution. The 7800-square foot garden was built in the 1920s, when the property had a working greenhouse and two full-time gardeners. By 2007, only the bones of that garden remained: stonework in disrepair, heaved brick walkways, and a leaky concrete pond. Landscape designer Susan Cohan, APLD, worked with the homeowners to reimagine it in the spirit of the original, but with lower maintenance and an eye towards family use and deer resistance.

PHOTOGR A PHY: R ICH POMER A N TZ

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The Designer – Fall 2015