Tuscan - San Anselmo, CA

This narrow, long back yard was slated for a range of different activities. In addition to needing a place for entertaining, cooking outdoors and a hot tub area, the owners were master gardeners and needed both vegetable and rose gardens. The distinct Tuscan style house called for a landscape that would address its angles and complement its hues.

We centered a fountain in a vibrant field of lavender interspersed with enormous pots of citrus, calling up the poetry of purple and yellow fields growing under the Tuscan sun. A five foot stucco wall created screening from the neighbors and helped organize the space. Gardens grew in the direct sun, while guests were shielded by an arbor, complete with seating areas and a nearby pizza oven.