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MAY-JUN 2018

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T THE GARDEN FLOWS GRACEFULLY from one venue into the next. It swings fluidly from restive to energetic as you move through the space. If Andrew Grossman's garden feels deftly choreographed, it's no wonder. This landscape designer trained as a dancer, but he currently expresses movement with plants. Although Grossman insists he "wasn't seriously looking for a property" when he saw the acre in Seekonk, Massachusetts, 20 years ago, it didn't take much to convince him of its value. Certainly he was not impressed by the dilapidated Cape Cod–style cottage or its array of garages circling around. If he was going to buy into land, he wanted more property than the single acre attached to the house. Or so he thought. But then he caught an eyeful of the adjacent wildlife sanctuary stretching beyond the acre and realized that he would be getting a free view of majestic, unspoiled beauty. "The borrowed landscape sold me on the property," Grossman admits. Botany was always in the back of Grossman's mind. Even when he was studying modern dance at Bennington College in Vermont, he gave classes in botanical science equal time. While his troupe was in London, he moonlighted helping maintain urban gardens. Upon returning to the States, he worked as a floral designer to supplement M AY/J U N E 2 0 1 8 | 69 In a hot-hued garden that was meant to serve as a surprise, 'Hot Papaya' echinacea shoulders yellow lantana not far from daylilies, yellow Asiatic lilies, and Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria.' ABOVE RIGHT: Grossman pauses beside a potted banana.

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