SLEEPY HOLLOW GARDEN RETREAT - SAN ANSELMO, CA
This San Anselmo (Sleepy Hollow), CA landscape in Marin county was completely redesigned to replace a large portion of the thirsty lawn. An overriding objective was design a colorful, drought-tolerant and plant-filled landscape that is beautiful to gaze upon and garden rooms to relax in. The garden is reminiscent of on a cottage garden design but with Mediterranean, low-water plants. I created curving pathways and planting beds throughout this expansive landscape. The pathways and adjacent open areas were designed with decomposed granite (DG) and flagstone. A stately grouping of columns and pergolas echo the existing columns at the front of the house, and updated to matched the details on the new pergola columns. The plantings include CA native plants and other drought tolerant plants chosen to provide year-round color and appeal. Something is always in bloom in this garden!