Natural Playscape

Rye, NY

The new owners of this Tudor home wanted a place for their family to enjoy themselves outside, with spaces to entertain young children, teenagers, and adults alike.

GJLD designed a woodland walking path through the existing mature evergreen perimeter, adding a layered planting border and culminating in two seating areas.

The pool area received a modern ecological update with pollinator-friendly summer perennials and dwarf ornamental grasses. Rain gardens and an organic veggie garden complete this ecological playscape.



  • Contemporary pool pollinator garden
  • Rain garden to collect and absorb stormwater
  • Woodland fair trail & shrub border encircles property

Interview with client Dan Epstein on why he chose to ecological landscaping, plus a timelapse view of the landscape construction.

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