A PUTTING GREEN & GARDEN

Oakland, CA | Created for a youthful family who find home
can be the best recreation spot, this playful garden meets
some serious criteria. Extreme sun exposure and proximity
to a greenbelt called for site-suitable native and drought 
loving plants that will provide vivid color, lush texture, and
a bit of playful silliness. Nature does have a sense of humor
and it is very welcome here!

In the garden, a small putting green is surrounded by lushly
planted mounds and a child's sand box is bordered with large,
round river stones that feel special to little hands. Plants
surrounding this child's area are soft, with interesting texture,
non-toxic, and not attractive to bees. A simple pebble path
leads to the colorful flagstone patio where space for evening
cocktails provides for another kind of play. Custom designed
puzzle-patterned bench seating and side tables continue the
playful theme.

©2003 Melissa Kellogg, Sanctuary Gardens
Site Design: Maja Brugos Design
 
 

SANCTUARY GARDENS LANDSCAPE DESIGN

LOS ANGELES, CA | 510.759.3125
mk@SanctuaryGardensDesign.com