Mill Valley Residence | Mill Valley, CA
A young family with three young children and two rambunctious dogs calls this garden home, so durability and low maintenance were key design goals. A generously scaled terrace replaced a series of small patios at different levels. A significant amount of earthwork was required to create useable spaces, and where possible existing trees were retained.
Planting design focuses on color and texture contrasts punctuated by spring flowers and bright autumn foliage. More on this garden can be found in the 2016 publication Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces .