A neutral, stacked stone wall along with the surrounding landscape creates an exquisite, secluded outdoor space. Terrace gardens make the pool area feel comfortable while allowing a flat space for the kids up top.
A backyard paradise with limited access and a client wanting a fun pool for the kids, but with an adult feel..The solution was to craft a vessel that would sit within the multiple terraced gardens, that were created with dry stacked stone.
Truly an outdoor paradise, this garden steps down 75 feet from the main house via several terraces, each with their own dedicated use. There's a pool, a dining area, a great lawn and a formal parterre garden with a central fountain.
Vegetables, herbs and greens are grown around the deck of a San Francisco garden that slopes 8 feet from the back door and is bordered by apartments. St. John Landscapes used succulents, variegated plants, Burgundy cordyline, evergreen vines that contrast with the ground cover border and evergreen grasses, for the APLD award-winning project.
The property's terraced gardens were designed by Agnes Clark and feature flowering trees, rich green ivy and beautiful hydrangea bushes. A stone walkway winds through the space so that the owners can soak up the views without disturbing the plants.
A Japanese maple is planted in a rustic planter, offering it more prominence as a focal point than it might receive planted in the ground. The color of the leaves, along with the red hues of another Japanese maple add vibrancy to this elegant terraced garden.
Multiple levels of gardens and outdoor living space overlook a canyon hillside. The top level is a bluestone patio featuring raised beds and a lounge area with fire pit and sectional. A second level of perennial gardens jut out from the wall. Below that, a rounded terrace features chaise lounges and a sun umbrella in shades of turquoise and green.
Clipped boxwood hedges create an emerald necklace around the garden and help to define the swimming pool. A lush green lawn is just a few steps away from a well furnished terrace, which is the perfect place for breakfast with a view.