Creekside Kitchen Garden

A multi terraced edible landscape perched above a wild creek

A steep site terraced into three distinct spaces for relaxing, eating and watching the stunning meandering creek below. An upper deck with herb planters enhances the indoor/outdoor experience and easy access for those regularly used culinary flavorings. The mid-level hosts a fire bowl courtyard for relaxing and late night conversations and cocktails with friends and family. The adjoining upper path is lined with mixed citrus, guava, tea species and berries to take advantage of the hot southern exposure. A circular upper pool bubbles and spills over an edge on to a stone water-wall into the stylized kitchen garden below, subtly connecting both spaces with movement and sound. The garden is filled with vegetables, cut flowers, herbs and fruit for the house. A bench sits under the shade of a grape clothed arbor and provides cool shade and rest for the admiring gardener. A winding staircase then takes you closer to the creek through beautiful native flowering habitat species.