Serenity Corners – Chicago Botanic Garden 2014 Antiques and Garden Fair
April 18, 2014
Schmechtig Landscapes was thrilled to be a part of last week’s Antiques and Garden Fair at The Chicago Botanic Garden.Our design titled Serenity Corners, provided an inviting and aesthetically-pleasing gateway into the Rose Garden tent. Royal Building Products partnered with Schmechtig for this project introducing and launching a new product to the Midwest and Chicago area – Zuri Premium Decking. The two beautiful wood-looking decks with a central knot inlay provided a unique accent detail to set the tone of “Serenity Corners”, our mirror image garden.
We incorporated a four corner raised garden to surround the decks. The retaining walls, accent benches, trellises and container pots enhanced and framed the space. The planting scheme utilized: a back drop of upright evergreens (Smaragd Arborvitaes) against the tent; a foreground of broadleaf evergreen hedges (Boxwoods); Royal Magnolia’s providing a central sculptural element to accentuate and draw attention to its form, detail and natural beauty; an understory of flowering perennials layering down to spring bulbs and blooming groundcover; decorative containers filled with a rich composition of spring color and texture to further enrich and frame this peaceful mirror image garden space.
Schmechtig thanks the Chicago Botanic Garden for asking us to create a garden for this year’s Antiques and Garden Fair event.We are very grateful to the generous support of the following companies who helped in the creation and/or supply of materials for this garden space: ZURI Premium Decking By Royal Building Products (Decks), Lumberman’s Wholesale Inc. (Wholesale Distributor of Building Products), Kimball & Bean Garden Antiques (Hand Crafted Planters), Unilock (Rivercrest Walls), Wilson Nurseries & Landscape Supply (Rivercrest Walls), Woodway (Catalina Cedar Trellis Panels), Arboria (Serenity Benches) and Home Decorators (Accent Pillows and Mirrors).
Schmechtig Landscapes is a landscape contractor who provides landscape design, landscape installation, and landscape services for clients in North Shore Suburbs of Chicagoland, Northwest Suburbs of Chicagoland, Lake Geneva, and surrounding communities.