Courtyard Cloister Garden

Somers, NY

The inspiration for this landscape design was the existing mature trees that encircle the perimeter of the backyard.

The height of the trees lent a feeling of seclusion and intimacy to the backyard. But, as a lawn, it was boring and hardly invited use of the space.

GJLD first designed a circular network of natural stone masonry – gravel and flagstone – connecting to a new flagstone patio. Naturalistic plantings effortlessly blend with the hardscape and relate to the farmhouse architecture – all the while creating habitat for pollinators and birds.



  • Custom masonry creates a framework to view the garden.
  • Incorporated benches invite quiet, reflective moments in the landscape.
  • Boulders act as accents and structure year-round in the garden beds.

In the words of the client:

I am sure that my words will not do justice to the happiness that Jay and his wonderful team have brought me. They transformed a plain yard into the most glorious garden! It is peaceful, serene and my most favorite place for morning coffee. I would never hesitate to use Green Jay Landscape Design, Jay really listens to what you want and then makes the dream a living reality. They are truly marvelous.”

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