A Hillside Meadow Garden

Los Altos, CA

A passionate gardener herself, this homeowner wanted her garden to reflect both her love of plants and a desire to honor the environment. The first step in revitalizing her existing garden was to replace a large, unused and water-thirsty lawn with a meadow filled with various grasses, natives and perennials. In addition to year-round interest, this robust meadow also attracts a variety of pollinators to the rest of her garden, helping to ensure ample cut flowers for her home.

Angular pathways are placed closer to her contemporary-style home and meander throughout the vibrant garden beds, resulting in a lush and layered tapestry of color.

* This garden is featured Horticulture magazine, January 2013 as well as the book Lawn Gone! Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives for Your Yard (Pam Penick, 2013)