Selected / Alameda

Design Program: Create a textural, easy to maintain, architectural front entry garden for an architect and her family.

Ground covers, low grasses and boulders meet the sidewalk edge of this front garden. A short of run of concrete steps lead to the front entry, hedges of Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’ create a year-round transition in privacy for a small seating terrace adjacent to the front door. Blocks of plants play off of the hardscape to create subtle, monochromatic transitions on the ground plane. Lagerstroemia ‘Natchez’ and Azara microphylla pierce through blocks of Ophiopogon ‘Nigrescens and Thymus ‘Elfin’ to suggest privacy and enclosure.

-photography by Scott Weber, Lauren Hall-Behrens