In this garden, the slap of a sprinkler and snore of a lawn mower would be unheard of. Instead, gusts of wind whistle through the treetops, and Cypress Creek gurgles over rocks as it rushes through the dense cedar and hemlock forest. For this 1960s post-and-beam home in West Vancouver, it’s a classic, naturally symphonic B.C. backdrop.
When the homeowners asked landscape architect Julian Pattison and his partner in design and life, Alison Magill, to take on the garden design, it wasn’t surprising that the firm, Considered Design, focused on the raw beauty of the site. They wanted the landscaping to bridge the existing garden with the home’s mid-century architecture and woodsy setting. “You feel like you’re in pristine wilderness,” says Julian. “Our role was to fit the garden within that environment.”
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