Small Yard Before & After

Small changes can make a big difference. Here, monotonous shrubs and vines were cleared to create a central space within the garden. A pic-nic sized native California lawn and playhouse were inserted into the existing stone path system. Columnar flowering plum trees add a vertical element in a contrasting color. A section of stairs was expanded to a generous proportion, providing sightlines and flow to the existing grape arbor. Many shrubs and perennials were preserved in place or transplanted within the design.

Marin County, CA



P.O. Box 2053, San Anselmo, CA 94979 

Tel: 415-299-7469

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