Fred's Garden

Key West, Florida

A prior project that had been neglected with overgrown spaces in dire need of updates. Fred wanted a garden that was reminiscent of his childhood having grown up with an estate garden with open views and layered tropical, winding paths, which helped to create quiet contemplative resting spots.

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Modern home with Outdoor, Side Yard, Back Yard, Garden, Trees, Shrubs, Hardscapes, Walkways, Gardens, Swimming Pool, Standard Construction Pool, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Landscape Lighting, and Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck. Layered tropical planting with a clear path to the pool  and beloved John Martini sculpture.
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Layered tropical planting with a clear path to the pool and beloved John Martini sculpture.

Modern home with Outdoor, Side Yard, Back Yard, Garden, Hardscapes, Trees, Gardens, Walkways, Shrubs, Small Pool, Swimming Pool, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Landscape Lighting, Standard Construction Pool, and Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck. Lush tropical planting with plenty of privacy planting to remind the owner Fred of the gardens of his youth. Photo 2 of Fred's Garden

Lush tropical planting with plenty of privacy planting to remind the owner Fred of the gardens of his youth.

Modern home with Outdoor, Trees, Side Yard, Shrubs, Garden, Back Yard, Hardscapes, Gardens, Walkways, Landscape Lighting, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, and Small Patio, Porch, Deck. The wood decking was replaced with pavers as the original wood was rotten and this way the pavers could be flush with the swimming pool creating an even level. Photo 3 of Fred's Garden

The wood decking was replaced with pavers as the original wood was rotten and this way the pavers could be flush with the swimming pool creating an even level.

Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Side Yard, Garden, Shrubs, Trees, Hardscapes, Walkways, Small Pool, Swimming Pool, Gardens, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, Standard Construction Pool, and Landscape Lighting. The space was  Photo 4 of Fred's Garden

The space was

Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Garden, Side Yard, Trees, Shrubs, Gardens, Hardscapes, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Walkways, Landscape Lighting, and Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck. A winding path and lush tropical planting was added to the garden to help create the Estate Gardens of Fred's youth instead of the existing straight pathway to the pool area. Photo 5 of Fred's Garden

A winding path and lush tropical planting was added to the garden to help create the Estate Gardens of Fred's youth instead of the existing straight pathway to the pool area.

Modern home with Outdoor, Garden, Side Yard, Trees, Shrubs, Hardscapes, Walkways, Gardens, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, and Landscape Lighting. Different species of tropical plants were used to give added interest in color and texture throughout the garden. Photo 6 of Fred's Garden

Different species of tropical plants were used to give added interest in color and texture throughout the garden.

Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Side Yard, Garden, Trees, Gardens, Shrubs, Hardscapes, Walkways, Small Pool, Standard Construction Pool, Swimming Pool, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, and Landscape Lighting. Existing palms lined the existing path to the swimming pool but the use of the brick pavers and matching pool coping with the same material allows the space to have more of an open, airy feel. Photo 7 of Fred's Garden

Existing palms lined the existing path to the swimming pool but the use of the brick pavers and matching pool coping with the same material allows the space to have more of an open, airy feel.

Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Garden, Trees, Side Yard, Hardscapes, Shrubs, Gardens, Swimming Pool, Walkways, Small Pool, Landscape Lighting, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, and Standard Construction Pool. Using the same material for the pool coping and the paths helps the garden feel more open and  contemporary garden. The original wood deck was rotten and need replacing. Living in a subtropical area one must have a certain amount of airflow under wood decking and termites are also an issues. The paving was chosen for practical as well as aesthetic reasons.   Photo 8 of Fred's Garden

Using the same material for the pool coping and the paths helps the garden feel more open and contemporary garden. The original wood deck was rotten and need replacing. Living in a subtropical area one must have a certain amount of airflow under wood decking and termites are also an issues. The paving was chosen for practical as well as aesthetic reasons.

Modern home with Outdoor, Side Yard, Hardscapes, Back Yard, Garden, Walkways, Shrubs, Small Pool, Standard Construction Pool, Trees, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, Swimming Pool, and Landscape Lighting. An update of the pool coping and a new fountain were added to the pool. The John Martini sculpture remains in his original spot but with a much cleaner look. Photo 9 of Fred's Garden

An update of the pool coping and a new fountain were added to the pool. The John Martini sculpture remains in his original spot but with a much cleaner look.