Residential Gardens

Boxwood Farm

Brookville, NY • Ongoing since 1995


Oehme, van Sweden & Associates
Wolfgang Oehme
James van Sweden
Ellen Shipman
Innocenti & Webel

This 20-acre estate features a Georgian Revival mansion designed in the 1920s by Julian Peabody of Peabody, Wilson & Brown, and original grounds by the influential landscape architect Ellen Shipman. The project began in 1998 and included new plantings throughout the property, and the addition of a forecourt, terraces, a pond, and restoration of a formal garden. Understory planting of ornamental grasses, groundcovers, and perennials beneath canopy trees surrounding the site’s lawn facilitates the transition between the highly manicured garden and encompassing forest.






The Photographers

Richard Felber (American)
Felber, who passed away in 2015, was a lifelong New Yorker. He began his photography career as a commercial photographer of still lifes and interiors, later finding inspiration to pursue garden and landscape photography. His work has been featured in magazines and books, including Martha Stewart Living, House & Garden, Architectural Digest, Beautiful American Rose Garden, and Potted Gardens.