The Asian inspired entrance is planted with river birches, artfully pruned cut-leaf maples, bamboo and a beautifully framed olive tree. Integral color stucco walls are combined with a richly detailed wood veil that creates a semi private entry courtyard. Inside the courtyard visitors are welcomed with the calming sound of trickling water. As you enter the next garden room you pass through a soothing gray-green color scheme of Japanese-style joinery in the form of walls and gates that lead you into a visually soothing yin-yang garden, or meditation space.
Our garden design team created all the woodwork, welded steel edging, finely articulated stonework and the garden’s three fountains which create focal points.
A sports court made with synthetic turf is defined by a banding pattern of monolithic slabs of granite juxtaposed by hand-cut irregular slabs of bouquet canyon stone. To compliment the orthogonal layout of the granite, in an artful play of plant material and pruning styles, we tightly manicured a Euonymus hedge to reinforce the clean lines of the granite stone banding.
Finally, a gorgeous terrace facing the Bay offers a profusion of Mediterranean planting. Walkways allow the homeowners and their friends to enjoy the views and the heady scents of rosemary on a leisurely evening stroll.
The overall planting concept for the garden is a palette that focuses on shades of green and the size and texture of plant material found in the natural landscape. There is a very strong inherent order to this complex and sophisticated garden, but the overall effect is uniquely peaceful and serene.