"Our client wanted the gardens that surrounded his home to be informal and naturalistic."
Built in the 1880s, this romantic Prairie style home naturally
inspired a garden design that fully expresses the beauty and
diversity of the four seasons.
Each season reveals its own mesmerizing beauty surrounding this
landmark home in Pasadena.
Highlights include the awakening of spring with eye-popping color;
verdant, lush and sustaining perennials emerge in summer; gold
and red hues are ablaze in autumn; and sculptural deciduous trees
are a breath-taking focus in winter.
In keeping with a Pasadena tradition, we employed local craftsmen
to reuse the brick and stone harvested on-site for our stairways,
walls and paths.
The focal reveal at one end of a winding path is an airy pergola
crafted from local on-site stone and sustainably harvested wood;
an artistically idyllic wisteria vine adds even more visual
interest, changing throughout the seasons, while softening the
hard lines of the pergola.
The local song birds occasionally fluttering throughout fully
complete this whimsical, magical almost storybook vignette.