The Branch Studio: Recent Work

It has been a while since I have written about Branch, so to follow are some snapshots of recent work. Pictured above is a 12′ wide by 8′ deep rose arbor.

rose arbor from the side

Custom made fountains with custom powder coat finish

rectangular fountains in place

Jackie box with a polar finish

custom fountain, shown in its galvanized state prior to a powder coat finish

garden arbor with traditional twisted steel bar

custom rectangular lattice box

custom table base for interior table. The vertical bars at the outside corners are support bars stabilizing the base while it is under construction. As a side note, the Branch work table top is a solid piece of 1/2″ thick steel, which is perfectly flat and level.

tapered box

custom pergola being assembled prior to galvanizing, to be sure everything fits properlyweathered Branch finish on the left box. Newly finished box on the right.

wood and steel gate designed by and fabricated for Zaremba and Company

round tapered Hudson pots for a rooftop garden

custom planter boxes

large scale custom Barry pot

custom pergola

quartet of low bowls

custom radiused set of lattice boxes

contemporary planter box

porch railing panels

custom obelisk

Four spout fountain

custom box and rail for the Foundation Hotel in Detroit, designed by, and fabricated for, Zaremba and Company

custom oak and steel boxes

The shop


  1. Thomas Hobbs says

    Incredible craftsmanship . Your team is like a renaissance flashback to an age of talent and dedication to creating beauty. Thank You for existing !

    • Deborah Silver says

      Dear Thomas, you are indeed a best friend. Thank you for your letter. We share an intense love of beauty. Thank you and your nursery Southlands for existing. best, Deborah

  2. Thank you for the pictures and post Deborah, always a pleasure to see the creativity of the Branch crew with these custom pieces…..if it can be imagined they can fabricate it!

  3. Jane Cruickshank says

    You just keep getting better although I must say I have some of the best. The love grows and it is a wonderful way to wake up ever morning to boxes , spheres and Vs.

    • Deborah Silver says

      Dear Jane, thank you for your letter. You have a beautiful Branch made collection. Thank you for your support of the studio. best, Deborah

      • Jane Cruickshank says

        My Branch collection is not only magnificent but each piece has a story, with wonderful memorable history. Can’t believe I neglected to add the fountain, the fountain that brought hours of enjoyment especially after that long trip. Next to the fountain the spheres are extra special because I saw the mock ups and know the brilliance that went into engineering those beautiful pieces. They all remind me of a wonderful life.

      • Jane Cruickshank says

        I can’t believe I didn’t include the wonderful fountain especially considering the history of such a memorable piece. It gave hours of sheer pleasure while sitting on “the” bench. Every Branch piece is treasured and I feel in love with gardening all over again. I thank you, the Works and Branch.

  4. Michaele Anderson says

    I hope you don’t mind me writing…Ditto what Thomas said. I love his describing the craftsmanship of the Branch team as a renaissance flashback.

    • Deborah Silver says

      Dear Michaele, I intend that what we make is excellent in concept, design and delivery. That is all the delight and satisfaction of it. best regards, Deborah

  5. Erica McKoane says

    The creativity I see only inspires me to play around with my own urns. I believe the change of seasons where I live is incentive to honor the cycle!

  6. Wow. . .beautiful! That’s quite the operation!

    • Deborah Silver says

      Dear Cathy, there is a whole lot of making going on over there. I love that. thanks for writing, Deborah

  7. Lisa at Greenbow says

    I am reading the new book out about Bunny Melons gardens, then I come to your site and read about all of these gorgeous garden enhancing items and I pray for the winning the lottery. If I ever win your place is where I will be spending my first big wad of $$$$.

  8. Ruth Wolery says

    These pictures are very impressive and they are enjoyable to see.
    Thank you very much.

  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE, elegant, gorgeous, the best on the planet for me ~ ooh la la…..I am enthralled

  10. Such amazing work.

  11. Dear Deborah,
    I certainly share the above sentiments from Thomas Hobbs. You are orchestrating a beautiful merging of old world with new world in garden aesthetic and craftsmanship. Dramatic and elegant old world styles that work nicely with todays contemporary landscapes .. Bravo! Absolutely beautiful!

  12. Fantastic!!

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