We weren't sure what we would find when our GPS landed us on a hillside with an NPA sign but no way to tell what house went with the property. The beginning of the garden looked inauspicious, but we were to find out later that it was a newly planted section and we were actually at the back of the property. We were to work our way down the through the double lots, across terraces and down steps, as the garden became more mature.
We did notice the view from up at the top of the garden - looking down at the West Seattle golf course -
before we became caught up in the exuberant abundance of Laurel Harrington's garden.
We soon realized that we were witnessing carefully crafted, colorful chaos!
Clematis wove in and through and on roses and shrubs adding complementary and contrasting color.
A place to land, and enjoy a wonderful chocolate chip cookie.
The back deck of the house was serenely calm in contrast to the riot of color in the rest of the garden.
Laurel has spent 16 years terracing and leveling and planting her way up the hillside.
Here is the view from the street below the house, the actual entrance to the property.
And how it looks from the street view.
As we left, going back up the hill, we thanked Laurel for the adventure that is her garden.