The homeowners of this property wanted to a garden to entertain family and friends, and for their own enjoyment. They had specific requests: a large patio, the sound of trickling water, a fire pit, ornamental plantings, a native-inspired garden, and room for edibles.
The horizontal and vertical slope required terracing the garden, which helped create areas for different uses, each with its own feel and character. Also important was how the garden would look from the home's upper story and large outdoor deck, which both overlook the garden. The landscape, completed in spring 2007, incorporates all of the clients' wishes and the plants are beginning to fill in.