Mediterranean Garden Park

Mediterranean Garden Park

Mediterranean Garden Park | Paso Robles, CA

This beautiful Mediterranean-style landscape complements the design of the home and the idyllic rural Paso Robles setting. A large and meandering garden-style yard creates several passive and active spaces, including a formal courtyard with a fountain, rebuilt pergola, several viewing patios of pavers and decomposed granite, a swimming pool, a small pond, and stately field-grown trees. A newly designed guest parking area provides turnaround space, while pavers and plantings define the visitor entry.

The planting palette includes several deer-resistant varieties such as Mediterranean aromatics, California sages, wispy grasses, and colorful succulents. Mediterranean varietals such as Italian Stone Pine, field-grown Olives, and Italian Cypress provide stately definition at entry points while strategically framing views from within.

This intensive retrofit project made use of existing hardscape infrastructure to blend seamlessly with new features and patio areas to create a cohesive landscape. The functionality of the spaces works exceptionally well. At the same time, the beauty of the overall design creates a stunning, comfortable landscape.

Landscape Design and Construction: Madrone Landscapes

San Luis Obispo Backyard Retreat

San Luis Obispo Backyard Retreat

Backyard Retreat | San Luis Obispo, CA

This San Luis Obispo backyard features several areas for gathering, including outdoor dining and a cozy fire feature for cool winter evenings. A stairway traverses the lushly planted hillside to a raised-bed vegetable garden.

The planting palette includes several drought-tolerant succulents such as Blue Glow Agave and Foxtail Agave. Other varietals include Sun Camellia (Camellia sasnqua), Variegated Japanese Sedge (Carex Oshimensis), Bush Anemone (Soleirolia soleirolii ), and a Tamukeyama Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Tamukeyama).

Landscape Design and Construction: Madrone Landscapes

Reflexology Path

Reflexology Path

Reflexology Path | Avila, CA

This courtyard, once solid concrete, is now a lush planter with an integral reflexology path, designed to massage and stimulate acupressure points on the soles of the feet.

The planting palette includes Daylilies (Hemerocallis), Coral Bells (Heuchera), Baby’s Tears (Soleirolia soleirolii ), and a Tamukeyama Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Tamukeyama).

Landscape Design and Construction: Madrone Landscapes

Atascadero Oak Woodland

Atascadero Oak Woodland

Oak Woodland | Atascadero, CA

In the hills of Atascadero, this residence rests on a peak amid the shade of large, stately oak trees.

The landscape includes a redwood staircase with dg treads built into the hill, allowing full access to the best views on the property. The planting design plays off of the oaks, using a variety of textures and natives, while low-spreading plants provide erosion control and aesthetically pleasing views from below.

Landscape Design and Construction: Madrone Landscapes

Modern Rustic Retreat

Modern Rustic Retreat

Modern Rustic Retreat | Paso Robles, CA

The east side of Paso Robles is characterized by Oak Savannahs, rolling golden hills, and intense dry summer heat. This straw bale construction home, designed for modern sustainability, protects those inside from extreme temperatures outside.

The garden similarly acts as a beautiful refuge, insulating the home from the surrounding savannah, while blending colors and textures picked up from both the natural setting and the architecture of the home. Drifts of pastel colors surround elegant patios to give a feel of being situated within a field of outstanding wildflowers, while still maintaining calculated patterns with four-season appeal.

Winner of Outstanding Achievement for Large Residential Maintenace in 2013

Winner of CLCA’s Outstanding Xeriscape Statewide in 2007

Landscape Design: Stratton Semmes
Landscape Construction and Maintenance: Madrone Landscapes