Coastal Cottage Garden

Breezes from Narragansett Bay whisper over the garden of this Newport, Rhode Island fishing cottage that is used as a summer vacation home by its residents. The homeowners asked New Jersey–based design-build firm Groundswell Design Group to create a landscape master plan for the cottage, which dates to the late 1800s. “They wanted a space within a space with lots of moments that felt connected and were fluid and cohesive,” recalls David Fierabend, owner of Groundswell.