Ecology + Design

Natural Landscape Design with Earth Elements: Stone, Wood & Water | Bedford Hills, New York

A woodland retreat should exhibit all the elements of nature to convey a feeling of peace and serenity. Gravel drive, landscape boulders, winding garden paths leading to a deck/terrace complete with naturalistic waterfall and small pond.

Soothing and relaxing, as it should be. The sound of water gently flows, dappled shade, birds singing, a quiet exuberance of color emerges from the greenery, the poetry of the natural world surrounds.

\\Imagine living here, immersed in the sounds, sights and smells of the forest. This landscape invites you out to explore its nuances. It’s the perfect spot for shinrin-yokuthe Japanese concept of “forest bathing” — opening up your senses and connecting with nature simply by taking time to be present within it. Forest bathing has been linked to various health benefits including reducing blood pressure, stress hormones, depression and supporting immune function.

In addition to supporting human health, this Westchester County native woodland garden has been providing habitat for local birds, butterflies and other pollinators for over a decade!  Thanks to our fabulous client for the trust and enthusiasm at keeping things wild!

Jay Archer

Landscape Designer, Landscape Ecologist, President

Green Jay Landscape Design


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