Phases of a Garden Retreat

Back in 2010 we installed half of our design for a very special garden retreat in the hills outside Eugene. The garden is detached from the house in a sunny clearing in the woods. The first phase included a hardy kiwi entry pergola, a flagstone dining patio topped with a custom grape arbor, and basalt retaining walls and edging framing beds of butterfly attracting plantings and fruit trees.

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Combining a geometric layout of the paths and beds with lush meadow-like plantings resulted in a beautifully balanced outdoor space for the homeowners to enjoy. We included purple flowering gayfeather (Liatris ‘Kobold’) and Autumn Moor grass (Sesleria autumnalis) under young apple, pear and persimmon trees.

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More recently, the homeowners had a spectacular art studio built in the remaining half of the garden space. This past Fall, we installed stone retaining walls, edging,  stairs, a flagstone landing at the studio entrance and a small boulder fountain to complement the studio and first phase of the garden. We look forward to planting in these new beds this spring. This project is a great example of how a well-planned design can be implemented over time to fit a budget and reach toward a dream of a personal garden sanctuary.

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We are honored for the opportunity to continue our relationship with these homeowners and this site. Thank you!

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