Garden of Helen Yoest and David Philbrook
3412 Yelverton Circle
Helen’s Haven is the garden I share with my family. The design took into account the needs of three young and active children. Even so, the stone path through the center on the main back border, built by Phil Hathcock of Natural Stone Sculptures, is often overlooked as a transition point when the kids are chasing an errant ball. But that’s OK; this is their garden too.
Low Boxwood hedges were used to create a formal atmosphere to complement the formal architecture of this Georgian Colonial style home. These hedges also map out the space for the kids to play. Within these hedges are informal plantings of perennials and annuals to attract butterflies, birds and bees.
Helen’s Haven is a certified wildlife habitat and a certified Monarch Watch Station. Using waterwise design principles and watered with harvested rain, this organic garden demonstrates good environmental practices resulting in a colorful, lush garden.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the gardens watching the butterflies alight and seeing enough birds to delight.
Gardening With Confidence