re-new, re-think, renovate, reclaim
exploring the possibilities and constraints of your site, understanding your needs, we create a vision, a plan, a place
what is the key purpose of your garden?
who uses it, how often, when?
the living garden
from modest front yard to sweeping hillside, each garden holds a world of possibilities
to create a vibrant, exciting and living environment
we strongly believe in the creative process of designing a garden;
understanding your goals, constraints and budget
and to ensure that we find the best solutions
we work hand-in-hand with you; from the first meeting we collaborate with you to identify, select and fine-tune garden elements that best suit your aesthetics, needs and site conditions, creating beautiful, low maintenance, environmentally gentle, and
working with you: we offer consultations, landscape design & planting plans,
to explore: bringing your dreams to your garden
to enjoy a thriving, ever-changing and inspiring garden of delight
Romany Rd (return to garden making)
Gone is the Lawn!
…or how to reduce water use and create a beautiful strolling garden
This back yard viewed from the upper stories had well established perimeter plantings: some roses at the toe of the hill and a big, nondescript, sloping lawn with a small patio lost in the far corner. The lawn never looked good and still required care, so the owner decided to eliminate it and create a more attractive and less thirsty garden.
We regarded the site, built dry-stack retaining walls to create different levels, installed meandering paths and steps leading to intimate seating areas, and took advantage of microclimates to create a small succulent garden, a mini orchard, and a shade garden, integrating the existing plant palette for continuity.