Santa Cruz III

This project was part of an overall home renovation. The owners wanted the garden to be an extension of the colorful and highly personalized interior of their home. The patio accommodates outdoor dining and relaxing and provides a fun place for their young daughter and her friends to play - the artificial turf spiral wraps around a covered sandbox. At the back of the property another patio or recycled art glass was created next to a creek that runs year long.

This garden was featured in the June 2009 issue of Sunset Magazine.
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Detail of covered sandbox with artificial turf spiral. This garden was featured in the June, 2009 issue of Sunset Magazine. Photo: Jim MacKenzie
“Firepit cover” — mamat21
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Detail of poured concrete retaining wall. This garden was featured in the June, 2009 issue of Sunset Magazine. Photo: Kathleen Shaeffer
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This garden was featured in the June, 2009 issue of Sunset Magazine. Photo: Jim MacKenzie
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This garden was featured in the June, 2009 issue of Sunset Magazine. Photo: Jim MacKenzie
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This garden was featured in the June, 2009 issue of Sunset Magazine. Photo: Anne Richardson
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This garden was featured in the June, 2009 issue of Sunset Magazine. Photo: Anne Richardson
“Plant groupings” — gwennersnap
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This garden was featured in the June, 2009 issue of Sunset Magazine. Photo: Anne Richardson
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This garden was featured in the June, 2009 issue of Sunset Magazine. Photo: Anne Richardson
“Plant groupings” — gwennersnap
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Detail of the redwood section of the concrete retaining wall; colored concrete patio with inlaid tile and lights. This garden was featured in the June, 2009 issue of Sunset Magazine. Photo: Anne Richardson
“like it” — charles129
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Wood bench and concrete planters. This garden was featured in the June 2009 issue of Sunset Magazine. Photo: Jim MacKenzie
“planters” — luvaptos
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Detail of built in wood seat and planter boxes. This garden was featured in the June 2009 issue of Sunset Magazine. Photo: Kathleen Shaeffer
“benches built into planters” — luvaptos
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Inlaid wood door mat, built-in wood seat. This garden was featured in the June, 2009 issue of Sunset Magazine Photo: Jim MacKenzie
“bench” — luvaptos
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Detail of the concrete retaining wall. This garden was featured in the June, 2009 issue of Sunset Magazine. Photo: Jim MacKenzie
“in laid tile” — June Scott Design
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Bougainvillea on wood fence This garden was featured in the June 2009 issue of Sunset Magazine. Photo: Jim MacKenzie
“Like the plants” — geneha
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Recycled art glass patio next to creek. This garden was featured in the June, 2009 issue of Sunset Magazine. Photo: Kathleen Shaeffer
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Detail of recycled art glass patio. This garden was featured in the June, 2009 issue of Sunset Magazine. Photo: Anne Richardson
“small space” — Jean Marsh Design
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Detail of recycled art glass patio. This garden was featured in the June, 2009 issue of Sunset Magazine. Photo: Anne Richardson
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Planting along creek. This garden was featured in the June 2009 issue of Sunset Magazine Photo: Jim MacKenzie
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Planting along creek. This garden was featured in the June 2009 issue of Sunset Magazine Photo: Kathleen Shaeffer
“bamboo and Japanese maple” — frostandfins
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New stone retaining walls line the backyard creek. This garden was featured in the June 2009 issue of Sunset Magazine Photo: Jim MacKenzie
“bamboo lined stream” — billylorenzo
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Stone bridge over backyard creek This garden was featured in the June 2009 issue of Sunset Magazine Photo: Jim MacKenzie
“The idea of a large flat rock as a bridge is pretty cool.” — steepndeep
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Planting along stream. This garden was featured in the June 2009 issue of Sunset Magazine Photo: Jim MacKenzie
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BEFORE: Patio
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BEFORE: Patio
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BEFORE: stream bank
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