Thursday, September 8, 2011

Low Water Urban Gem

This three year old garden literally sparkles with light and life. The owner had a talented local artisan (Lyndon Johnson) custom create the planting beds and walkways in cut stone, while her extremely handy husband hand-built the craftsman-style dual facing street side benches, as well as the fence and entryway deck.

More than almost any other garden we've ever helped to create (and thanks to the keen benches) neighbors seem drawn like magnets to lounge in front of the garden and simply enjoy a friendly chat. With such a beautiful, practical selection of plants complementing the avaunt-garde walkway & planters as a backdrop, who can blame them? This garden is ultra relaxed, effortlessly natural and yet still manages to express a firm modernity reflected in the eclectic hardscape design and low water garden plan. Talk about curb appeal. This garden is, we daresay, tres chic mon ami!

The Front Garden

The Plan

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View this garden design process, from mapping to drawing: