Mythic Yard

This garden is all about perception and experience. 

With a gentle fracture of the existing grade into terraces we revealed several new spaces that burrow into the slope. The angled and staggering lines distort perception; your view forward is different from the view back.

The myth plays with your ability to ration and invites you to experience only what is. 

Black and white flowers in their stark contrast bounce back and forth.

Balance on a recycled eucalyptus stump and gaze over the garden or further even, to the bay below. 

A wood fence spirals up the hill and carries your eye towards the hawks that live in the trees.

Sara, who commissioned this garden, was inspired to have her daughter do a performance of Persephone here, which in turn, inspired the name.

Residential Gardens

East Bay Hills