Mediterranean Delight

Mediterranean Delight

Photo: Saxon Holt

Piedmont, CA

A very personal creation, this garden displays the owners' sense of whimsical design with a beautiful variety of plant color and texture in a layout that invites exploration. Owners Christina and Stuart have added their own special touches with sculptures, beads, large murals and other surprises that await discovery. Lois and Ernest Rich designed, built and installed a new artistic steel gate with a Nicotiana motif and a fence mimicking tall grass in motion. The front and rear laws were removed many years ago. Now, with rustic stone work, gravel paths, large pots and an interesting water feature, the beautiful Mediterranean style house looks at home. Plantings range from a large collection of succulents, kangaroo paws, salvias and woodland plants. With its open spaces and private nooks the garden is truly a creative endeavor. The owners collaborated with Sherry Merciari, a local landscape designer to develop the garden.

Directions: From Highway 580 exit toward Park Boulevard, merge onto MacArthur Avenue. Turn left at the traffic light and then slight right at the next light onto Park Boulevard. Turn left onto Estates Drive and go to second house on right.

From Highway 13, exit at Park Boulevard and go west (down the hill) and right onto Estates Drive. Go to second house on right.

Open Days 2016: July 30.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission to this garden is $7. Don't forget to buy discounted admission tickets in advance. They never expire and can be used at most Open Days to make garden visiting easier.

  • This garden allows photography

Mediterranean Delight
Piedmont, CA, 94611

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