Our clients wanted a private back yard retreat for the family, with areas for relaxing, dining and entertaining, and a swimming pool with a suntanning patio. Their wish list included the use of natural stone that would remind them of their recent trip to Tuscany. Our design solution for the relatively small area involved dividing the space into several levels. The upper deck was left in its existing location with new stairs leading to the living terrace, enclosed by low stone wall planters. Three steps lead to the pool terrace, the pool itself designed to blend classical and contemporary elements. The use of cedar, stone and generous planting provides a unified character and sense of enclosure for the garden.
Winner – BC Landscape Nursery Association Award of Excellence 2002
Winner – National Spa & Pool Institute of Canada Gold Award 2002 (with Alka Pools)