Beverly Hills untamed garden

Creating a woodland front yard and flower-filled backyard

The plan

Damien Scogin

The plan

Gravel paths in the backyard (left) connect outdoor living areas while creating a journey through "wild" plantings and over bridges. 

In the front yard, flagstone paths connect two seating areas to the driveway and the house entry, while a grove of birch trees and a stacked stone wall ― Colorado moss cobbles and boulders ― add privacy.


Woodland Retreat

Steven Gunther

Woodland Retreat

An Indonesian daybed, selected by designer Mary Patvaldnieks, adds an international flavor to Sally Robinson's woodland retreat, while blue star creeper fills spaces between flagstone pavers.


Down the Garden Path

Steven Gunther

Down the Garden Path

A path leads to an arbor swing and dining table.


Glorious Canna

Steven Gunther

Glorious Canna

A brilliant bicolored canna forms a focal point.


Bridging the Creekbed

Steven Gunther

Bridging the Creekbed

A bridge over a dry creek­bed enhances the garden's meadow mood.


Front Yard Serenity

Steven Gunther

Front Yard Serenity

A serpentine dry-stacked stone wall gives this city front yard a pastoral feel. A mostly green plant palette of grasses and groundcovers keeps the scene peaceful.


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