On this historical property, originally designed by famed architect Arthur Erickson and wisely updated by Battersby Howat, the upper garden had seen decades of neglect. As the sunniest and warmest spot on the property, this site turned out to be ideal for a large kitchen garden. Brambles and other pioneer species hence gave way to a series of narrow terraced beds surrounded by slopes of grasses and other meadow dwellers. A zigzigging gravel path gently traverses this steep terrain, connecting front entrance to pool patio and forested stream. From pine to pumpkin to Perovskia, this garden is now host to a myriad of plants.
Completed : Spring 2018