A combination of hardscaped pathways, architectural elements, and boxwood hedges, this stately garden in Orange County, California, transports you to a classic English garden. “The design was entirely the vision of the homeowner,” says Rick Remington of Remington Construction Services. “It was my task to turn those thoughts into something tangible.” Though the hedges might seem high maintenance, an electric clipper keeps them in tip-top shape — without requiring a professional gardener.
Trimmed into a round shape, this tall tree adds an element of grandeur to the entry. In cooler regions, ficus trees are often kept indoors as houseplants, but they thrive outdoors in the warm California climate.