Davies Associates Landscape Architects Feature The Abbey Courtyard at Mansion in May 2017

When three colleagues with award-winning talent in landscape architecture, garden construction, and water feature design work together, a breathtaking garden that supports a worthwhile community cause can be the brilliant result. This “outdoor room” is just one of the 17 beautiful gardens that will compliment the stunning Alnwick Hall-The Abbey at the Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens in Morris Township, NJ, held from May 1-31, 2017.  The Abbey Courtyard is the creation of the lead Landscape Architects, Bruce Davies and Sean Sweeney of Davies Associates Landscape Architects LLC in Parsippany, NJ, in conjunction with Tim Foerster of Foerster Landscape and Charlie Iuliano of Celebrity Pools.

Nestled within a rectangular walled area of Alnwick Hall -The Abbey, the raised “kitchen garden” will feature a collage of fresh herbs, healthy vegetables and espaliered fruit trees.  Visitors will be able to stroll in the pea gravel-lined courtyard and enjoy a green living wall decorated with flowing grasses and colorful perennials.  In addition, guests can rest on benches and enjoy a soothing rain curtain misting surrounding plantings and creating a “microclimate” within the kitchen garden. The garden to table space will be simple, functional, and sophisticated.

The Before Grounds
The Finished Gardens

When designing the gardens for Mansion in May, the grounds were divided into smaller spaces and captured on a Garden Site Plan. This year, the plan, which includes 17 unique spaces, was created and donated by Davies Associates.  Bruce Davies, NJASLA past president and trustee, has over 40 years of experience as a landscape architect and professional planner.  He has been involved in nine Mansions in May and continues to generously lend a hand to this philanthropic cause.  Bruce says of working with Mansion in May, “Each mansion is uniquely interesting.  I enjoy the creative process and showcasing our best talents while supporting an excellent cause.” All proceeds will benefit the new Center for Nursing Innovation and Research at Morristown Medical Center.


The complete list of landscape design firms that will develop The Abbey’s garden spaces are listed below on the Davies Associates Garden Site Plan. The gardens will feature vibrant flowering plants, whimsical sculptures, water features, artwork and much more.

To view the interactive tour and purchase advanced tickets, please visit th website at www.mansioninmay.org 

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