Our client has owned and loved her home in beautiful, North Atlanta for 40 years! She recently renovated the interior of her home in an ultra-modern style and then asked us to follow suit with the garden that she had dreamed of for so long. Her vision for the garden was of a place to remind her of the rocky coast of Monterey, California. Since North Atlanta and Southern Coastal California are not remotely similar, we compromised, somewhat.
We were excited about the challenges of her request and the opportunity to use a wider and non-traditional plant palette- and to consider some fun and unusual outdoor features. Not to mention her preferred color palette of fuchsia, lime green, and orange. With a few purple and blues thrown in. Then add some grayish foliage…
Although we started with a design for the back garden, as conversation and installation proceeded, we began to expand the scope and make changes as the project developed. Eventually, the entire property was redone! This was a fun and rewarding collaboration with the customer providing ideas and excitement, every step of the way.
The street frontage and driveway were the perfect setting to develop the look of stone outcrops (both a California and Georgia natural feature) as well as preserve an existing boulder wall. They also served to stabilize the slopes and develop planting pockets.