The landscaping on the hillside is a big challenge, but with proper planning, you can create a true oasis. Hilgard Garden is the perfect example. This modern garden design is a design of landscape architect Mary Barensfeld for a young family and is located in the backyard of a house in Berkeley Hills, San Francisco.
The design is inspired by the Japanese gardens and consists of a wooden deck, which leads to the house, a small terrace granite, a small creek and a steep hill with concrete and metal supports. The small maple trees and ground cover soften visually the elements of concrete and granite.
Modern Landscaping uses the slope to advantage
At the top of the steep terrain s, there is another small terrace with a view of San Francisco Bay. There is also an armchair H55 Bjorn Hulten, where you can sit and enjoy the view. So you do not lose important construction area for large staircases, concrete walls were built with steel plates that make the way up available plus created several planting areas. The terrace of white granite on the lower level is separated by a small pond on the wooden deck. Laser-cut panels CorTen serve as a screen to the neighboring townhouses. The perforations allow light and the green of the bamboo plants in the room while the privacy is still preserved.