Case Study: Flower Garden and Fountain


Location: New Hope, PA

‘Backyard garden, please! But hold (most of) the plants.’ 

For this outdoor project in New Hope, PA, the homeowners contacted PLANT looking to create a ‘living’ backyard flower garden along with a water element to enjoy from the home at night. But being gardeners, they wanted us to leave some of the flower planting to them. 

‘That’s what the space is for… for us to garden.’ The size and shape for this garden was still a big question.’ (As well as positioning the fountain near the house).

One of our designers, Ed, visited the space and considered the layout. He presented arrangements for fencing and established a workable size for the garden with room to spare for ideal positioning of the water fountain that served the primary use goal: planting flowers.

The result is a space that met the spatial requirements and the clients’ end-use goal.


About JOn Kontz

Jon Kontz is CEO of PLANT Design Group, a landscape design company located in Newtown, PA. He has over 25 years of experience designing and building landscapes. He can be reached directly at jon@plantdesigngroup.comOutside of business hours, you can find Jon fly fishing, rock climbing and farming with his wife and children. PLANT Design Group is a landscape design and build company based in Newtown, PA. We specialize in exterior property design and outdoor living spaces including landscape, hardscape and exterior construction. Serving clients in Bucks County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia, PA. Visit us at or to speak with us about your project today, call 215-321-5678. Plant Design Group At Hortulus Farm 60 Thompson Mill Rd, Newtown PA 1894