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OUTLANDER GARDEN
award-winner at the 2015 Portland Home and Garden Show

WHERE WE STARTED


The inspiration...Jamie and Claire's wedding

Claire's chair
Claire's chair became the inspiration for our bench remodel, see right

Outlander Garden plan
... and a plan
Although modified at the last minute due to the decking supplier, we kept the plan substantially true to our original design.

DETAILS

Claire's dress
The fabric and leaves on the front of Claire's wedding dress became the inspiration for the canopy over the bed using outdoor fabric!

Cnopy Design
Note the leaf pattern at the ends of the canopy fabric + Scottish plaid and plenty of fur for the bed cover

Outlander Garden-Scottish plants
Plants from Scotland became our plant theme, so heaths, heathers, ferns, even teasels were included.

TA-DA!

Outlander Garden view
A view across the patio showing the fireplace, plaid hardscape and bed, as well as the candelabra designed after the candelabra in the wedding scene, but in wood.


A cozy fireside setting with a custom birch log table and a recycled, redesigned bench

Outlander Garden bench
Using materials like outdoor plaid fabric and polyester fur kept the design true to its inspiration.

ABOUT

  • Drake's 7 Dees invited me to design this Outlander Garden after I mentioned that the wildly popular TV series could be a terrific inspiration for a garden design.

  • show gardens begin with a slab of concrete in the middle of a large empty room

PROJECT GOALS

  • create a garden using Scottish plants or those that are similar that grow in the Pacific Northwest.

  • use the wedding episode of the Outlander Series as the inspiration for paving and decoration

  • allow visitors to walk through the garden and speak with designers and contractor

DESIGN CONCEPTS

  • Translate as much of what I saw in the Outlander TV episodes, particularly the wedding episode.

  • Make sure that materials were outdoor materials as far as possible. The only fabric that wasn't an outdoor fabri was the polyester fur, which could be easily dried in a dryer.

  • We wanted the plants to be either native to Scotland or had a genus equivalent that was easily found in the Pacific NW.

  • It was important to have candles, seating, and a cozy atmosphere. The fireplace we constructed was very popular, as was the bed and the birch log table.

 

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