Port Royal, Virginia
A formal garden for this mid-nineteenth century house in Caroline County respects the historic remnants and patterns on the site and reflects the owners’ programmatic, aesthetic and maintenance preferences. New landscape features reference classical precedent while still clearly distinguishing themselves from historic elements of the site. A sunken tennis court and pavilion occupy the north side of the garden, and situated to the south is a dovecote based on a 1799 drawing by a young Thomas Jefferson. He designed it for Monticello but never built it. This dovecote now houses a flock of Birmingham rollers. Rose Hill won the 2016 ASLA Virginia Chapter Merit Award for residential design.