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By Stephen Orr
A constantly evolving garden in Connecticut treads a fine line between romantically loose and tightly manicured, firmly grounded by the clipped evergreen geometry of yew and boxwood.
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For George Schoellkopf, gardening is not so much a means to an end as a dynamic, decades-long process.
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Boxwood hedges in a parterre garden next to the house corral herbs and perennials.
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A vine-cloaked wall and an arched doorway frame a garden.
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French doors lead into a garden house.
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A collection of handmade terra-cotta pots.
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A view of the property from across the long pond shows the garden’s signature layers of geometry.
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A pristine foxglove.
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Valmont the poodle enjoys a small lawn behind an addition to the original house, surrounded by flower borders, climbing vines, and roses.
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The formal vegetable garden, a fairly recent addition, is defined by neat hedges of clipped boxwood and rows of vegetables and flowers.