A low maintenance evergreen front and back yard garden that allowed spaces for privacy, entertaining, children's play and a food growing. Design elements include a sun trellis on the south facing deck that doubles as a grape vine support and bird and butterfly oasis, a multi-story design mimicking natural forest function, walkway made from reused urbanite, and a children’s tree fort made from reused cedar fencing.
HORNBY ISLAND FIRE HALL
NATIVE FOREST SUCCESSION PLAN 2017-2018. In 2017 I was asked to design the landscape of the newly build fire hall incorporating use of local native species to connect to surrounding mature forest ecosystem. (Project in Installation Phase)
This Douglas Park garden design incorporates natives and winter interest evergreen shrubs to give it an overall great look all year round. The diversity in the species connect together to attract and support pollinators and soil health.
West coast wild edible garden meets entertaining oasis. Warm cedar additions compliment a modern framework of pathways that provide intimate relaxing getaways and connect for larger gatherings. Birds and butterflies sing and gather food. Mixed texture and colour provides private spaces and adds year round interest. The red wood cedar sunken deck meets the durable stone walkway and together unit to make one larger space for bigger gatherings, but separately function to make smaller spaces more intimate.
As the city moves towards a higher density, front yards are now shifting into potential entertaining spaces to accommodate the increased in-home suites. This native species design, uses permaculture principles by using fruit shrubs as privacy hedges on patio, planted ground cover as a way to cover soil and keep it more nutrient dense and biologically active which benefits the health of the garden.
UBC FARM CHILDREN’S LEARNING GARDEN
PERMACULTURE RE-DESIGN 2017: Designed to engage the children in the principals of forest succession. It is a an area where the kids can run and explore through pathways that lead from ground cover into herbaceous perennial beds into thickets filled with berries and roses, into canopy of understory fruit and native trees and ending in the Native Mature forest.