Blackrock Farm owner Helene Lewand transformed a love of the outdoors and a degree in fine arts into a lifelong passion for landscape design. For over thirty years she has been studying this field’s intricacies, with a special eye for the unique aspects of the maturing landscape though growth and the impact of the changing of the seasons.
Lewand believes that a beautiful landscape is within everyone’s means, and has worked on the smallest of intimate gardens to complete and utterly sweeping projects, the most daunting of which is her own place of residence: an ever-changing, challenging old farmhouse and its surrounding acres. Her diligence therein has provided her with a unique outlook on what it means to garden in southern Maine. As she has progressed in her profession she has grown to design pools, small buildings, fences, patios and walls.