English Perennial Paradise

LOCATION: Birmingham, Alabama


  • Turned a steep front slope into an elegant entrance hall.
  • Designed custom planters and fencing to give the entrance a refined look.
  • Incorporated perennial beds bursting with color.
  • Created entertaining space in a relaxed backyard garden.


Our client dreamed of having a lovely garden despite living on a steep incline. We overcame the issue of the slope by building a large retaining wall, enabling us to design a pea gravel entrance court. This court serves as an outdoor entrance hall leading to the front door. Custom fencing and furnishings at the entrance complement the home’s elegance and create spaces for entertaining.

We planted perennial beds around the home that supply the garden with abundant color and interest. Formal plantings in the front match the clean design of the entrance, while informal plantings in the backyard suit the more wooded setting. A stone fireplace on the back patio gives the family a place to gather and enjoy the garden even when it’s cold.

Client Feedback:

"Troy, we are thrilled and so excited about planting, maintaining, entertaining and just relaxing in our yard! Mark may even start gardening! Areas of Satisfaction: The communication from all parties and commitment to quality. Genuinely kind, professional people including subs. We have had nothing but great experiences with Troy and his employees and subcontractors. We highly recommend Troy Rhone Garden Design for any aspect of landscape design. He is a quality person and runs his business the same way!"