A Garden of Snow at Beanacre Farm

Snowy Boxwoods

When Gerard came to Beanacre, not a single boxwood was in residence, but after several trips to European gardens, he recognized the value of structure. That meant infusing his garden with silhouettes and a framework to make a statement in the dead of winter when flowery distractions vanish.

Snowy landscape at Beanacre

Gerard’s first move was to install 22 boxwoods and clip them into perfectly spherical orbs. “They do the heavy lifting,” he explains. Suddenly, winter rallied.