DeCordova Courtyard 15 PHOTOS

A community-inspired project to bring life to the space outside the newly-moved deCordova Cafe. SegoDesign developed the overall design and oversaw all aspects of design and construction. Many thanks to dream team designers and implementers: Nick Maynard of Maynard Design, Wendy Harrington of WAH Design, Pauline Curtiss of Patina, Robert Young of NE Stonemasonry, Bill and Andrew Ackels of Ackels Steel. THANK YOU!

DeCordova Courtyard

Overall Courtyard with mahogany and steel pergola, surrounding integrated bench and fence, placed boulders, plantings including two fringetrees, furnishings, lighting, granite landings, decomposed granite and steel edging.

Photo by David Elmes

Photo by David Elmes

DeCordova Courtyard

Pauline Curtiss of Patina installed donated steel discs on a long shingle wall facing an entry corridor to the Courtyard. Wendy Harrington of WAH Design design-built the sculptural granite and mahogany bench, with space for bikes behind.

Photo by David Elmes

DeCordova Courtyard

Sculptural bench was designed and built by Wendy Harrington of WAH Design, of granite and mahogany.

Photo by David Elmes

DeCordova Courtyard

Pauline Curtiss of Patina installed donated steel discs on long shingle wall above sculptural granite and mahogany bench designed and built by Wendy Harrington, of WAH Design.

Photo by David Elmes

DeCordova Courtyard

Modern yet natural plantings including native grasses and edible herbs.

Photo by David Elmes

DeCordova Courtyard

Main Courtyard space with bistro furnishings and umbrellas.

Photo by David Elmes

DeCordova Courtyard

Our beautiful new community courtyard at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum - with steel and mahogany pergola and integrated bench/fence, vines, lighting, and new plantings.

Photo by David Elmes

DeCordova Courtyard

Plantings installed in spring 2017, photographed fall 2017. Modern yet natural, planted species include edible herbs and native grasses. Plants were given AEA's foliar feed weekly.
Photo by David Elmes

DeCordova Courtyard

Bluestem, Hydrangea, Angelica planting near the deCordova Store wall.

Photo by David Elmes

DeCordova Courtyard

Pauline Curtiss of Patina installed donated steel discs on long shingle wall. Design inspired by murmurations of birds and Catherine Watka's beautiful work.

Photo by David Elmes

DeCordova Courtyard

Sculptural mahogany and granite bench by Wendy Harrington of WAH Design.

Photo by David Elmes

DeCordova Courtyard

Nick Maynard's detailed tables and integrated bench in the Courtyard.

Photo by David Elmes

DeCordova Courtyard

Nick Maynard detailed the integrated bench and mahogany tables to complement the pergola.

Steel frames by Ackels Steel in Waltham.

Photo by David Elmes

DeCordova Courtyard

Nick Maynard detailed these beautiful integrated mahogany tables to work with the pergola. Ackels Steel in Waltham built the frames for both.

Photo by David Elmes

DeCordova Courtyard

Our favorite photo of the Courtyard.

Photo by David Elmes