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Apr 08

Garden Tour Sneak Peek: Sophisticated Downslope Water Garden

Posted on April 8, 2019 at 9:57 AM by Ann Vallee

Garden Tour Preview 2 Owned by a planting and green roof designer, this sloping landscape preserves mature oak trees and southern views of Mt. Tamalpias. Several new low-impact design technologies are employed: permeable pavers, rain gardens, swales, bioretention basins and a green roof. The upper and lower garden levels are connected by a grand staircase unfolding onto a meadow of low-water-use grasses. The design incorporates rock outcroppings, stone, concrete and corten retaining walls, all intertwined by a soft path of redwood timbers and crushed stone. The landscape professional who contributed to its design is Holly Selvig of Holly Selvig Landscape Architecture.

Get a glimpse of more gardens that will be showcased on the Eco-Friendly Garden Tour, coming up May 4. And don't forget to register to see the gardens in person! 

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