Tour This English-Inspired Garden

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Hydrangeas and coneflowers flourish on one side of the pergola, which is covered with white roses for about a month in the summer. Beyond the pergola, the garden shed anchors another garden room.

The Ashfords enjoy entertaining in their backyard, and the grandchildren love the pool, but Barbara says the garden is still her real joy. “I get so much pleasure from creating and maintaining it,” she says. “I call it my therapy. It’s a form of creativity.”