For this project, we were originally contacted by the architect who just happened to be the father of the client. The mother is a garden historian so we were in good company.
In this urban setting, the garden spaces are separated from the road by a series of walls and metal screens. Once you enter through the artistic steel gates and screens toward the internal gardens, you pass a water boulder surrounded by stone seating walls, a dining area, an art installation of copper rods and pebbles, and end at a chamomile circle for sitting and relaxation. The plantings are made up of both sun loving species to the south and shade tolerant varieties to the north.
To the south are lavender, succulents, rosemary, euphorbia, and olives. On the north side there are bamboo, cape-rush, and native sedges. The garden is a simple livable space that demands little attention – It invites relaxation for the eye and the mind.