A SAMPLING OF Our CLIENT WORK

Portfolio

At Rock Soil & Seed we are constantly updating our portfolio with new photographs as our garden's mature over the seasons. Please check back again to see the changes. 

  Freeman Residence   A front and back yard redesign introduced a low maintenance textured garden that allowed spaces for privacy, entertaining, children's play and a food growing. Permaculture design elements include a sun trellis on the South deck that doubles as a grape vine support and bird and butterfly oasis, a multi-story design mimicking natural ecosystem function to slow water infiltration and increase nutrient holding capacity and overall plant health.

Freeman Residence

A front and back yard redesign introduced a low maintenance textured garden that allowed spaces for privacy, entertaining, children's play and a food growing. Permaculture design elements include a sun trellis on the South deck that doubles as a grape vine support and bird and butterfly oasis, a multi-story design mimicking natural ecosystem function to slow water infiltration and increase nutrient holding capacity and overall plant health.

  Hornby Island Firehall   The Hornby Island Fire Department asked Rock Soil & Seed to design a mixed use frontage to their newly constructed fire hall. The approximately 20 000 sqft area was designed to work with existing water flow and land contours. It is a Permaculture design that incorporates all native species to allow for sustainable ecosystem health and natural forest succession. It is a multi-use space offering usage to the public via the bike path, in addition to the fire hall staff. 

Hornby Island Firehall

The Hornby Island Fire Department asked Rock Soil & Seed to design a mixed use frontage to their newly constructed fire hall. The approximately 20 000 sqft area was designed to work with existing water flow and land contours. It is a Permaculture design that incorporates all native species to allow for sustainable ecosystem health and natural forest succession. It is a multi-use space offering usage to the public via the bike path, in addition to the fire hall staff. 

  Vincent Residence   The value of good design is directly related to overall ease with maintenance going forward. This westside 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.

Vincent Residence

The value of good design is directly related to overall ease with maintenance going forward. This westside 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.

  Larson-Skladan Residence   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 separatly function to make smaller spaces more intimate. 

Larson-Skladan Residence

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 separatly function to make smaller spaces more intimate. 

  Murphy Residence   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. 

Murphy Residence

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 Children's Permaculture Garden   The Permaculture zone is designed to engage the children in the principals of 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. The zone will use and value diversity in species and offer examples of how high intensity small scale solutions can produce a bounty of fruit and pollinating species.

UBC Children's Permaculture Garden

The Permaculture zone is designed to engage the children in the principals of 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. The zone will use and value diversity in species and offer examples of how high intensity small scale solutions can produce a bounty of fruit and pollinating species.