- Culver City, 2020 - Present
- ~3,500 SF; Frontyard and Backyard
- Design, Installation, Maintenance
Realizing the front yard was too shady for food production, we worked with our clients to locate the sunniest spot on their property for cultivation, which ended up being the backyard. To celebrate this family’s love of local produce and commitment to gardening, new redwood raised beds bordered with simple mulch paths, flowering herbaceous perennials and fruit trees that were sited front and center in the yard. Existing fig and avocado trees provide shade for a circular decomposed granite patio.
Often, our favorite elements are unexpected. The family shared with us their son’s love of edible flowers and interest in foraging while hiking in the nearby hills. In the front yard, we incorporated a “foraging meadow”, a wild patch with native miner’s lettuce, nasturtiums, cornflowers, frilly chrysanthemums along with mixes of California native annual flowers from the Theodore Payne Foundation.
Photos by Caitlin Atkinson