Berkeley Hills Outdoor Living

Designed as series of rooms to allow different outdoor living experiences, one enters the garden with a view of the largest space, perfect for good-sized gatherings. This “living room” has the original beaux arts stairways and water feature, which are made from local stone, thought to be from the construction of the 1900’s house. An axial “hallway” through an allee of trees gives a peak further into the garden. An intimate-sized reading room is located along the path and raised beds are situated in the sunny vegetable garden. In the lowest part of the garden one finds a shady grotto garden with tree ferns and bromeliads, a perfect spot to nap or listen to a nearby water feature. The plantings throughout the garden create a soft, romantic mood.

Photos by Blake Marvin Photography