Cunningham Pond Residence

Peterborough, nh

The gardens surrounding this lakeside house in Peterborough, New Hampshire evolved over several years and are the result of a collaborative effort between the homeowners and Seana. The homeowners are very artistic, hands-on people and so were very involved with designing and implementing their landscape.

Vibrant perennial and vegetable gardens now thrive where there once was a nondescript lawn with poor drainage and exposed ledge.

The front yard is a steep slope that leads down to the shore of Cunningham Pond. There used to be a lot of exposed ledge that was difficult to navigate and impossible to plant on. A series of retaining walls add dimension to the hill and provide space for new planting beds, while framing the house and walkway in a satisfying way. Native ferns and groundcovers provide color and texture throughout the year.

Hardscaping designed and installed by Ron Higgins of Ron Higgins Stone and Earthworks.

Cunningham Pond lakeside patio garden design