The Stone Bridge Garden
Starting with a sun-scorched, flat, and empty backyard, our client wanted a Japanese-inspired garden, without a lawn but including a lot of conifers. To add dimension to the small urban lot, a stone bridge leads to a raised garden terrace, a welcome change in elevation.
Carefully selected and set boulders bring a dry water feature to life, graced with a stunning stone wall that both elevates the terrace and acts as a seating wall. The majesty and wisdom of the boulders speak volumes here year-round.
The stone patio seamlessly blends into the path that leads to the back of the garden and shed. A raised boulder crevice garden supports many tiny rock garden treasures tucked amidst the conifers. Adding to the garden’s function, purpose and aesthetic, metal containers sprout veggies and raspberries.
The result is a stunning garden with views from the back of the house, from the patio, from the elevated terrace and the roof deck all focus on layered vignettes.