In the Open Gardens book the gardeners write, "The street-side garden cleverly and demurely compliments the gardens adjacent to it."
I'm not sure "demure" is how I would describe this explosion of color and texture.
There is a glimpse of the Sound far below.
The red Crocosmia 'Lucifer' blooms were at their peak.
The side yard.
Great color combination!
"It's when you enter the back yard through the periwinkle blue gate that you are astonished by the inventive use of colors and textures through screens, arbors, pottery, sculptures, a bottle tree, and benches. The waterfall and fountains emit a sense of tranquility and the sloping borders surrounding the pool add privacy. "
Go through the arbor and up the slope to find the viewing bench.
Up on the slope, plant screens offer peek-a-boo views.
Descending on the other side of the garden, a huge gunnera grows in the semi-shade of the house.
I loved the door knob sculpture.
Back to the front, it's a hard place to leave.
We visited this garden on July 14th, the same day as Peter's garden, as part of the NPA Tour for that weekend. There is one more garden to come.