Get Your Hands Dirty!

Autumn Window Display, 875 MAIN ST

Here at Jean Brooks Landscapes, we’ve got our finger on the pulse of Boston culture and design.

TIPI’s in the garden = the new place to hangout! Here’s our version in our “woodland children’s garden” window display at 875 MAIN STREET. We’ve had 2 tipi commissions from clients since this went on display in late August. coincidence? I think NOT!


Before & After

Introducing…. The JBL “Before & After” series!  Here is one of our favorite examples.

This parterre garden belongs to a 200-year old coach house turned single family home on the Old Post Road in Connecticut. In order to match the patina of the original structure, we gathered brick from three sources and had them tumbled in sand to round-off the edges. The brick bones of the garden are articulated by rows of baby boxwood and act as a border for a mix of old-fashioned flowering perennials including – alchemilla mollis (Lady’s Mantle), nepeta (Catnip), artemisia, delphinium, Siberian iris and phlox. Espaliered apple trees adorn the garden walls.

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As we enter into New England’s warmer months, here at Jean Brooks Landscapes we are busy on site building and installing our carefully conceived designs. Through a thoughtful and inspired design and budgeting process, we can help you create the garden of your dreams. We hope you will call us.


Didn’t make it to Brimfield this year? Don’t fret- jblSHED is stocked with Jean’s selection of antique garden furniture and ornaments. The items you find at “Shed” are certain to give your garden the enchantment or whimsy it needs to bring it from garden to gAHHHHHden.

Here are some pieces we’ve used to glam up our gardens…

The iron urns add an elegance and look right at home amongst the bird bath and bench in the parterre.

This terracotta tile was found on site and salvaged as a detail in this brick wall. White pine cone finials, are used as accents in the stairway. And an old iron lantern is hung from a tree and re-purposed as a birdhouse.

These are the types of pieces you will find at jblSHED. So come visit Jean’s “Shed” at 875 Main Street in Cambridge.