Hooper Lane
Gimghoul Road
Paul Green House
Weathervane Café
The Courtyard
N. Boundary St.
Hope Valley
Small Gardens


The Boundary Street house has been a challenge. Built on a steeply sloping lot, with serious drainage issues, it has become one of our most interesting gardens. Our clients call it their Sino-Tuscan house, and its terra cotta brick and courtyards immediately suggested a Tuscan theme. The steep entry garden relies on large masses of grasses and shrubs, both evergreen and deciduous, to cover the harsh slopes. A pathway through to the back courtyard evolved from the need for extensive drainage – the path is actually a wide and deep French drain covered with round river stones. The clients here love dramatic color and shapes and every room in the house looks out onto a different scene.

708 W. Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510 • ph: (919) 949-6872 • email: mj@SpringBranchLandscapes.com