Greydon House in Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest’s Carrie Nieman Culpepper writes in the magazine’s Gardens + Landscapes section “Neighbors on Nantucket’s eastern end have more than faded red chinos and a desirable zip code in common; many have landscape artist Marty McGowan, too. For 43 years, McGowan has designed some of the island’s coveted properties helping to shape Nantucket’s signature yin-yang of natural beauty, with elements like teeming bunches of hydrangeas and roses spilling over picket fences, along with the manicured European elegance of topiaries and imposing privacy hedges. But it’s the unexpected that sets his work apart, and that comes from a lifetime of study and observation both on and off the island.

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