Digging Deeper: From Ashes to A Garden Haven

Digging Deeper: From Ashes to A Garden Haven

with Anne-Marie Lamarche, Mark Menke, and Keeyla Meadows

Sat, Jun 3, 2023
1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

From the ashes of Sonoma Valley's 2017 Nuns Fire has emerged a new home and garden designed around food, family, and outdoor Wine Country living. Despite its recent creation, the garden already has an established feel—from the 2017 Provençal white garden to the recently added allée of dogwoods and Japanese styrax. Connection is maximized between the rebuilt barn-like guest house with its surrounding pollinator garden, while year-round planting interest celebrates the changing seasons. The dry garden balances water use with the park-like lawn areas shaded by five species of oaks, while the bocce ball court can welcome friends for a game or serves as the setting for large dinners or cocktail parties. An enclosed vegetable garden and fruit trees produce a bounty for preserving and serving; family and friends harvest olives in the fall to press into oil. The native garden hums with bees and birds, and the "Fairy Forest" under the redwoods is the perfect place for tea with granddaughters. You are invited to join homeowners Anne-Marie Lamarche and Mark Menke with garden designer Keeyla Meadows to experience the varied gardens, their textures, colors, and plant combinations. We will discuss the garden's planning and evolution, explain the use of color and texture, and sample some of the home-grown foods.

Bristol Glen
Kenwood, CA

Date and Time:
Saturday, June 3
1 p.m. – 3 p.m