A Magical Garden in Buffalo
A homeowner with a magpie’s eye and a restless imagination turns his own little slice of Buffalo, New York, into a space brimming with ideas
With its flower-filled English country front garden, brick paths, arched windows, and flower boxes dripping with vines, this Buffalo, New York, home has enough storybook charm to fill a children’s book. But a glimpse of the lightning-bolt finial crowning the front turret is the first clue that this garden scene is less Peter Rabbit, more Harry Potter meets Alice in Wonderland.
Shown: The character of the 1897 house is enhanced by riotous perennial beds out front and a matching shed. The yard was just a tree, some lawn, and a few shrubs when the owners moved in 16 years ago.