CALIFORNIA COLLECTORS Santa Monica, CA
The simple lines of this garden in winter are highlighed. The contrast between plants and hardscape repeat the linear focus of the architecture. The artist/collector owners wanted the garden to be California formal but accommodate casual entertaining, an organic vegetable garden, fruit trees and the coop for their Americana chickens. In the summer the garden overflows with flowers, fragrance, fruits and vegetables. A sophisticated and lush garden that works for a very busy family with many different interests. What you don’t see is the artfully disguised rain water harvesting system. This defines contemporary sustainable garden design.