Hansel & Gretel, by the Brothers Grimm
Garden Designed by
Shearer Patio & Landscape Service’s storybook garden depicts the tale of Hansel and Gretel. Entrance pavers of cobblestones are aligned under a birch bough trellis that crosses over a wooden bridge with a meandering stream. A woodcutter's woodpile and axe in the forest to represent the father's work. The main element of our garden is the witch's house, which will have a pitched roof and decorated candy exterior. Inside will be a mural of Gretel pushing the witch into the oven and Hansel in a cage. Also inside, visitors will find a pair of witch's glasses smeared with butter (so she couldn't see) and a chicken bone (Hansel's finger). The center of the garden features a wishing-well pond with proceeds benefitting Ronald McDonald House. Planting beds will be filled with rhododendrons, hydrangea, hostas and ferns — all inside a wall of evergreens.The planting areas are lined with vertical logs to create a woodland feel, along with forest animals in the garden. There will also be a huge chocolate egg in the garden filled with gold coins.