Project Description

This garden was designed as a formal combination of connected spaces, fountains and diverse planting distinctly French in atmosphere and relating to the symmetry and bold architecture of this Beaux-Arts style house.

“Beaulieu,” (French for “beautiful place”) was designed by the architect Frederic Striebinger (1870-1941) and built by Henry A. Tremaine in 1912-1914 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. The house is now a registered historic landmark.

These revolving views begin with the “French Garden”, laid out in classic parterre design, and include many varieties of Antique shrub roses, perennials and an elegant fountain.

We designed a classic, symmetrical terrace with a stone balustrade to provide a wonderful venue for family gatherings and grand events. A hand-carved, stone fountain (surrounded by boxwood hedges, white shrub roses and annual Salvia) creates a visually dramatic front entry.

Other gardens include a herb garden and a small Shakespeare garden containing several English roses and plants mentioned in Shakespeare’s writings.

An elegant pool, flanked by symmetrical English style borders, reflects the tall, stately oak trees that surround the gardens. We also planned for a naturalistic woodland area, (entered through an aperture in a pleached beech hedge), to contain bulbs and drifts of perennials that bloom throughout the seasons.

Beaulieu has been awarded several awards for architectural and horticultural preservation:
The Cleveland Chapter Of the American Institute of Architects Award
The Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission Award
The 2000 Preservation Award from the Cleveland Restoration Society