Jewel Among Jewels - Japanese Garden in Palo Alto
We designed this Palo Alto garden with these special features: A beautiful locally- crafted moon gate. Several large specimen trees we found and had planted (a large sculpted pine and several rare Japanese Maples) were pruned and trained for years by an Oregon arborist to develop their sculptural qualities. The 14ft. diameter Japanese Maple near the home’s entry was trained by the arborist to lay flat and hover just 1 ft. above ground. The entrance was designed with IPE and Devonshire Cream Limestone. Weeping cherry tree vines were brought in to hang over the rear wall. The driveway is reclaimed granite from the Yangtse River and inspired by an ancient Japanese pathway.