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Ultimate Walkout Landscape feature in Cleveland Ohio

Hard to believe this was Ohio but indeed it is an amazing garden in Cleveland Ohio.  Ultimate Walkout Landscape Feature in Cleveland Ohio a private residential home. It is a state-of-the-art platform feature on Lake Erie. I will admit I was a little nervous but as soon as I stepped onto the walkout I had no fear.  Check out photos in this post from this Cleveland Ohio residential landscape.

Treasure of Edgewater Gardens Featuring A Walkout Over Lake Erie

A few years ago I got to tour some amazing landscapes in Cleveland, Ohio during the APLD Event.  Most of the images of the tour using social would get responses questioning the location of this design. I found myself a few times having to remind myself I was in my home state.  Ohio is better known for flat and fertile farmland not spectacular private gardens on lakefronts.  The gardens featured in this tour were seriously hidden treasures of the Midwest.

Cliffside Area

Steps leading to the Cliffside garden

To get down to the cliffside garden you would walk down the beautiful stone stairs.  Along the edge of one of the turns was the first time I saw Prickly Pear growing in Ohio.

Stone Stairs in Landscape

Each turn of the staircase leading to the walkout had a different texture growing.

Perennials along the cliff side

A few favorites that grow in Ohio easily include daylily, Salva, and the sedum in the photo above.  Look at that Black Lace Shrub pair with yellow daylily.

moss and rocks
Mish- Mosh Wall and staircase to the cliff-side was made up of recycled pavers, bricks, and stones from the site with stair treads constructed of recycled city sandstone curbing. I love how you can see the city of Cleveland out to the right in the photo above.

The Lakeside Area

The lake house – custom made with blue-stone clad, weatherproof lake house featuring blue-stone tiled flooring. The lake house is a year-round place to enjoy the panoramic views of the lake and the excitement of the lake’s fury during a storm.

walkout platform on Lake Erie

Designer Guide

Map of the Gardens on this spectacular private estate of Margaret Colombo.
This garden by Masterscapes, LLC – Contractors and Designers of Shaker Heights Ohio.

Let’s Connect

I would love to hear from you so please share by commenting on my website.  Did you see some interesting ideas you may be able to use in your home garden?  There are a few ideas I hope to use in my garden in the days to come.

Happy Landscape Designing,

6 Responses

  1. I often walk pass the house on Edgewater in your article….it is among the very finest landscaped spaces and maintenance is impeccable. Daily maintenance….congrats to everyone who was a part of this design and its upkeep!

    1. Thank you for leaving a comment about this ultimate walkout landscape. I’d love to visit it to see how it has grown today.

  2. I used to go to this house all the time. I love the Colombo’s. The yard definitely was not done when I was going there but it looks absolutely beautiful.

    1. I’d love to see how much they have done to it today. IT was a few years ago when I went on a garden walk event where this house was featured. To my understanding the house and garden is private and not open to the public.

      Let me know if you have been to this location recently?

  3. Love these pictures. Some people with these wonderful opportunities to make a magnificent design. And your pictures are wonderful too. Thank you for posting this.

    1. Thank you for the sweet comment. I really enjoy the feedback on my blog. I hope to share more photos of landscape tours I’ve gone on in the past.

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