Spring is a wonderful time here in New England. As the flowers begin to bloom, there are plenty of gardens to visit where you can find a bit of inspiration for your own landscapes. The astounding beauty of the gardens of Prescott Park in Portsmouth, New Hampshire are among our favorites.

An afternoon in this historical coastal park will have you doing more than stopping to smell the roses. Nestled on the banks of the Piscataqua River, Prescott Park features lush green spaces, breathtaking gardens, walkways and fountains that tickle all of the senses for an experience that allows you to truly savor the sweet fruits of the spring season.

Views of the nearby Portsmouth Harbor create a picturesque backdrop as you’re whisked away by pink, red, purple, yellow and red tulips and other colorful delights. Just as decorated as the flower beds is the park’s rich 38-year history as the festival grounds for one of the seacoast’s most beloved summer traditions since 1974.

These enchanting gardens can fill you with the type of tranquility and serenity that only comes with basking in the phenomenal beauty and wonder of nature. Not only this, but the historical grounds can also fill you with ideas and excitement as they inspire garden-themed interior spaces and landscape designs.

Whether it’s a blanket of white flower petals or the sculptural silhouette of black-eyed susans, there are countless colors, shapes, arrangements and layouts that can be pulled from the gardens to create spaces and designs that are rooted in timeless principles and techniques that create harmony, style and interest.

What are your favorite flowers or designs in the Prescott Park gardens? How have these gardens inspired thoughts for your own gardens? Share with us in a comment below!

Whether you’re looking to update your landscape or remodel a historic home or property, TMS Architects can help you realize your inspirations and personal style, while providing the foundation for a timeless design that’s just as functional as it is uniquely elegant and beautiful. Browse our portfolio of historic preservation projects and whole home renovations to see samples of our work. When you’re ready to learn more, contact TMS Architects in New England online or by calling 603-436-4274.