Take a Stroll Around Shelley Johnstone’s Verdant Lake Forest Garden
An Illinois Arcadia.
By Tori Mellott and Allie Johnson
September 7, 2021
As the daughter of a landscape architect, having a manicured back yard comes second nature to designer Shelley Johnstone. Tucked away on a leafy street in Lake Forest, Illinois, Johnstone’s verdant garden acts as an extension of her family’s home. During the summer months, every door opens up to the lush green lawn, pillowy white hydrangea, and sparkling pool. Brimming with personality and elegance, Johnstone has devised the perfect mix of high-low for her own Shangri-la.
But don’t just take our word for it—go on a virtual stroll through the charming garden in the video below!