“Cottage Garden” — Alabama Magazine, April 2014

English Cottage Garden - Troy Rhone Landscape Designer

Landscape Designer Troy Rhone Created an Artful Design Setting for the Mountain Brook English Cottage Garden

The richly textured and cohesive garden designs of Troy Rhone intertwine seamlessly with their homes. Troy Rhone’s philosophy for garden design includes a strong belief that “The house’s architectural, landscape, and interior design all need to flow together to create a home.”

This cohesive approach is perfectly reflected in Mountain Brook, the personal home of the Keeblers. This English cottage garden landscape design features traditional stone accents and a stunning, rich palette of bright colors. Despite sitting on a hill, Troy did an impressive job making the house look level with the grounds. He widened the driveway and added brimming planters. The explosive colors in the window boxes provide breathtaking color and ground the windows.

Key to any design is truly knowing his clients. To this end, Troy spends extensive time with the homeowners, allowing the story of their garden to evolve. As he comes to know their personal taste, he senses their style and works off that. “Every garden has a story to tell, and every client has a story to tell as well,” says Troy.

See pictures of the stunning final results and read the full article “Cottage Garden” — published in Alabama Magazine, April 2014 edition.