Woodland Pond, Roxbury, CT
Garden Dialogues

Garden Dialogues 2022: Roxbury, CT

Roxbury, CT

All events will be subject to local guidelines on gatherings, including social distancing, wearing face coverings, and stay-at-home orders. Attendance is limited, not only to maximize the safety of those attending but to promote an intimate learning experience. If this event needs to be postponed to comply with local ordinances, registrants will be notified directly.

Nestled in the hills of Litchfield County, the eleven-acre property was the vacation destination for family members and friends. With retirement and extended visits on the horizon, it was time to modernize a deteriorating house and landscape to suit the needs and desires of the homeowners, and their children, and grandchildren.

Woodland Pond, Roxbury, CT
Woodland Pond, Roxbury, CT - Photo by Louis Fusco, 2021

The pond and adjacent wetland areas greet the visitors upon arrival as they ascend to the new house. The landscape architect embraced the existing woodland natural aesthetic in developing the overall landscape site plan. Traditional lawn expanses were planted out with native species and meadow zones, while lawn terraces were selectively incorporated for designated play areas.

Initial design conversations with the clients revealed their love and appreciation for the property, but frustration for the current lack of accessibility. The existing multi-level house required ascending a flight of steep steps, and the driveway was difficult to navigate in New England winters. The outdated pool and pool cabana a top another hill, was impossible to ascend by certain older family members.

Woodland Pond plans, Roxbury, CT
Woodland Pond plans, Roxbury, CT - Image courtesy Louis Fusco, 2021

Selective site grading and siting of the main residence by the landscape architect resulted in a better fit, taking advantage of the mature existing trees, and providing ample space for the pool and entertainment terraces atop the main flat plateau. Positive collaboration with the project architect helped modify the overall house footprint and eliminate the need for a separate pool cabana. The lawn play terrace was reallocated to the upper old pool area and surrounded by meadow and plantings.

This Garden Dialogue will be led by Louis Fusco from Louis Fusco Landscape Architects.

1.5 LA CES™ professional development hours will be available to attendees.

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Refund Policy
Cancellations and Refunds will be granted according to the following schedule:
Up to two (2) weeks in advance: 90% (Deduction represents administrative processing fees)
Less than two (2) weeks in advance but up to seven (7) days prior: 70%
No refunds will be made for cancellations seven (7) days prior to event
No refunds will be made for “No Shows” (a person who registers for a program but who does not cancel registration or attend the program).
Refunds will be processed as they are received or after the conclusion of the program, depending on the program date and when cancellation occurs. Refunds may take five (5) to seven (7) business days to process.