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Large Outdoor Living Space

I had the privilege to design both the front and the back of this garden.  The front garden was kept to a perimeter garden so the owners’ 3 young boys would have a large lawn to play on.  I also had the advantage of a wonderful backdrop offered by the Capilano Golf Course and Grouse Mountain to “borrow” from.  The back garden was established as a low maintenance garden but with lots of colour provided by foliage and flowers.  The owners already had a wonderful outdoor fireplace installed on their patio which extended their outdoor living space.  From the high viewpoint created at the top of the back slope there is a fabulous view of Grouse Mountain.  These photos were taken one year after installation.

Front Yard–Before:


Before–The porch area needs something interesting to tie it to the garden


Before–A large play area is need for 3 boys!


Before–Help is needed here to soften the lines of the house

One Year After Installation:


After–A large welcoming entry garden


After–A perimeter garden creates a play area for 3 boys


After–A path of basalt flagstones to add interest and access to the side of the house


After–A large entry garden to soften the lines of the house

Back Yard–Before:


Before–The garden needs to be beefed up with low maintenance plants and colour


Before–A new wall is required to replace existing crumbly old wall

Back Yard–Six Months After Installation:


After–A nice large entertaining patio with a lovely basalt wall


After–A new wall was built to replace existing old crumbly wall


After– A tiered lawn down to a planting bed


After–Stone stairs leading up to high viewpoint over the house to Grouse Mountain


After–A nice spot to sit and enjoy the view!


After–A nice extension of the inside to out with dining area and outdoor fireplace


After –Lovely basalt stairs

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