A New Spanish RevivalSan Diego, CA
This artist client longed for a garden inspired by her spanish revival home. A fading turf lawn was replaced by an interpretation of the traditional paradise gardens of southern Spain. A central cross axis, in the four cardinal directions frames a quadrant of fragrant plants in a clean field of decomposed granite. The warmth and fragrance of the planting areas contrast a deep shaded arcade. The result is a clarity from symmetrical simplicity.