Brecon Estate

Brecon Estate

Brecon Estate

Tucked just off of Vineyard Drive, Brecon Estate’s tasting room offers a shady oasis in the west-Paso heat. Once parked in the parking lot, visitors follow an array of California native plants to a weathered steel bridge. Upon crossing, they find themselves passing under the dappled shade of oak trees and see the clearing that leads them straight to the comfortably-contemporary tasting room. The landscape highlights the features of the building using upright grasses, and colors that contrast against the structure. Tree and plant selections closer to the seating area add to the cooling effect created by the natural landscape. The natural stone retaining walls are used to create tiered spaces, including lawns and a bocce court, creating plenty of usable space while paying homage to the natural surroundings.

 

Design: Aidlin Darling. Madrone Landscapes. Install: Madrone Landscapes

 

Adelaida Winery

Adelaida Winery

Adelaida Winery

Nestled in the west hills of Paso Robles, at one of the highest elevations in the region, sits Adelaida Vineyards and Winery. Upon first view, the stone veneer on the tasting room reflects its natural environment and exudes a feeling of warmth and comfort to its visitors. The surrounding landscape is no different. The native plant palette lends itself to the natural plant materials found on the surrounding hillsides while creating a variety of textures and offering seasonal profusions of color. From the seating areas, both on the patio and above on the deck, the native-inspired plants give a sense of being fully immersed in nature, while maintaining the tidiness of a well-designed landscape.

 

Design: 10 Over, Madrone Landscapes. Install: Madrone Landscapes, Specialty Construction.

 

Paso Robles Residence

Paso Robles Residence

Paso Robles Residence

Private Residence

The front yard of this landscape was transformed from an empty, barren space into a small oasis. The flagstone paving lends itself well to the natural landscape surroundings, and the urn fountain offers a delicate sound and sense of tranquility. The greens and golds found in the native plants also reflect the colors of the surrounding environment. Finally, the custom-cut steel gates finish off the elegant, natural vibe with a tree-branch style pattern. The backyard reflects the same materials and similar feeling of an oasis, with an infinity edge pool overlooking the vast mountainous landscape.

 

Design and Install: Madrone Landscapes.

 

Templeton Residence

Templeton Residence

Templeton Residence

Private Residence

In the hills of Templeton, this newly-constructed residence offers sweeping views of the surrounding hills. With dramatic grade changes, a series of retaining walls tidies the space and offers more usable area. The pavers, picked to match the retaining wall material, further complete the “finished” look of the space, while carefully selected plant materials are placed to soften the hard edge of all the block material. Finally, large boulders (selected from on-site) are used to bring greater texture and interest to the landscape.

 

Design: Linda Shotwell. Install: Madrone Landscapes, Cullen.

 

Congregation Beth David

Congregation Beth David

Congregation Beth David

A garden where Jewish culture meets California sustainability. LEED award-winning synagogue-passive-solar, strawbale construction, progressive design, set in a garden of California Natives, forming windbreaks and the backbone of the landscape, which also include plants significant to Israeli and Jewish culture, such as Olives, Phlomis fruiticosa (Jeruselem Sage), Lauris nobilis (Sweet Bay Tree), pomagranates, etc.