Private Garden Tours

Garden Dialogues: Northern California

Saturday September 14, 2013 | 12:00pm – 04:00pm
Garden Dialogues

On September 14th, get exclusive access to private gardens in Northern California and hear directly from the designers and their clients about their collaborative process.

How do clients and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboration? Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to visit some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished designers currently in practice.

Russian Hill Garden Saturday, September 14, 12 to 1:30pm | San FranciscoA: Russian Hill Garden
James A. Lord and Roderick Wyllie, SURFACEDESIGN, INC., with C. Kelton Dissel, John Maniscalco ArchitectureNestled in the heart of Russian Hill, this intimate, multi-level garden acts as a respite from the bustle of the city. The main courtyard is sleek and elegant,the cream-colored stone and concrete have been rendered sensuous, and the plant materials have a sculptural quality. The garden acts as an extension of the interior, providing moments for viewing, resting, and gathering with the Bay and Golden Gate Bridges as dramatic backdrops.
Urban Spring Saturday, September 14, 3 to 4pm | San FranciscoB: Urban Spring
Marcel and Jennifer Carroll Wilson, BionicA natural spring in the backyard of a Glen Park home became the focal point for a lush and richly planted urban wildlife habitat that mixes woodland, an iris-filled wetland, and discreet open spaces all linked by inviting wooden and black pebble paths. The use of space is clever and efficient and even includes openings in the cedar fence toprovide views out to the city and to make room for branches from the neighbor’s Japanese maple.
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