|The Bond Building (www.thebonddc) is located on New Hampshire Avenue, between M St. NW and L St. NW, 2 blocks below Dupont Circle. This soft, romantic and elegant English garden in the heart of Washington reflects the owner's passion for the arts, drama and the stage. Josh Benaim, the building's owner said, 'we wanted to give people a living, breathing historic garden to complement chic interiors and a stellar location.' This is also an environmentally friendly garden which was equally as important to Mr. Benaim who is a New Yorker. Poor quality clay and fill soil was removed from the site, and well composted, organic matter was brought in to give the plantings a healthy foundation. In doing so, the garden is vibrant and without a lawn there is no need for lawn chemicals or harmful sprays and pesticides. The layered plantings are complex enough so that there is year round interest.