Design Challenge
Refresh the entry and front courtyard
Redirect the eye to the front entry from the dining courtyard
Stop the flooding that was occurring during heavy rains.
Create a patio using Urbanite salvaged from a prior patio.
Future plans for large Edible garden and chicken coops

My client was searching for a romantic garden. One that looked like it had been in place for a long time.
For the front courtyard and entry, I selected a quiet palette using grasses, soft color flowering perennials, Camellias and Gardenias. These were all planted under the established Duranta and Ficus covered walls.

For the back area, a huge bioswale (8’ x 60’) was constructed and planted with many shrubs and flowering perennials to attract birds, bees and butterflies. A true pollinator garden.

Two orchards were created to be able to harvest stone fruit from the lower garden and a citrus orchard near the enclosed office patio.

The Urbanite pavers are interplanted with Kurapia.