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Design Insider: A Backyard Landscape Oasis in Dover, MA

All photos by Neil Landino

Dan Gordon Landscape Architects (DGLA) is an award-winning landscape architecture firm known for beautiful outdoor spaces that humanize and inspire. Located in Wellesley and Edgartown, Massachusetts, DGLA was founded by Dan Gordon in 1996. Today, regarded equally for traditional and contemporary designs, the firm has developed a reputation in the greater New England region for thoroughly understanding the natural context of the land, the cultural and built architectural connections, and the specific needs and stylistic preferences of each client. DGLA fully explores these factors and studies the potential of every property to prepare unique, custom designs with a clear connection to place.

A graceful curve of wildflowers borders an expansive lawn, creating a gentle transition into the forested context.

This backyard oasis features a circular fire pit designed with a monolithic bluestone cap fixed on a New England fieldstone surround.

A relaxed planting palette defines the edges of this garden, while blending with the surrounding meadows.

More formal plantings frame and accentuate the architecture, while the garden’s edge loosens into perennial and native shrub plantings that then transition into the existing woodland edge.

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