In the monastery garden of Janet Mavec and Wayne Nordberg’s home in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, boxwood hedges surround an array of perennials; the column is from . The property’s grounds were designed by .
The circa-1800 stone cottage houses jam-making equipment; a white ash tree and a taro plant grow outside.
Yellow irises and daffodils by the pond.
Sedum ‘Autumn joy’, amsonia, hosta, dahlias, and a banana tree are among the plantings in the vegetable garden.
The retaining wall by the spring-fed pond is made of fieldstone; Norway spruce, dogwood, and red oak line the bank.
The vegetable parterre contains carrots, Mexican cucumbers, celery, parsnips, lemon verbena, and 27 varieties of tomatoes; the fieldstone used for the walls was found on the property.
Crushed-stone paths divide the monastery garden, which is planted with dianthus.
A century-old white ash in the yard outside the 19th-century post-and-beam barn; the hedge is viburnum.