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Beyond the Gate

ABOVE Club Place, a gated neighborhood in Mountain Brook, is surrounded by weathered brick walls. While the walls created wonderful parameters for the garden, they...

Nature by Design

There are obviously lots of things to consider when building a new home. For Brenda and Howard Chapman, one of the main considerations was creating a warm and...

Showroom Style: Blackjack Gardens

What is Blackjack Gardens? Is it a showroom or a horse farm or both? Blackjack Gardens is an outdoor furniture/accessory shop that has over 10, 000 square feet...

Terraced Delights

ABOVE While the graceful garden is divided into distinct areas, the spaces flow together seamlessly with no indication of what is new and what was original in...

Garden of Small Delights

   When Jill Evans found the 1920s English manor atop Red Mountain, she was immediately charmed. Sure the house needed restoration and updating, but its stately...

House & Garden

ABOVE Nature takes center stage in the family room as sweeping views seamlessly blend inside and outside spaces together.    When interior designer Beth Dillard first laid...

Planting Seeds for Change

Creating a community garden has been on my ‘to-do’ list for years, ” says Kelly Sorrell, a Vestavia Hills teacher and master gardener.  The idea for a...

Bringing it Home

Q. You are a landscape architect, and you’ve lived at Mt. Laurel for 12 years. What took you so long to do your own space?  A. What’s the old...

Garden Party

When Jeanne and Mike Clarke bought their Mountain Brook home, the backyard was little more than grass and a concrete retaining wall. Jeanne’s wish was for a place...

Voice of Experience

How did you come up with the idea for Birmingham Gardening Today?  John: Several years ago, after I retired from Southern Living, I realized that my...

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