This Ideabook illustrates the naturalistic dry creek bed and stone “bridge” that would be the focal points of the garden. The plant palette includes a selection of moderate water plants as “companions” for the existing camellias the clients wanted to keep. The rest of the plantings are either California natives or drought tolerant Mediterranean climate plants with a selection of “steppable” groundcovers for a lawn-like area in the final design.


This Conceptual Design illustrates how the dry creek streambed would curve through the site, where the new stepping stone pathway would be, and the general layout of plant material such as screening shrubs, a new tree, and the different size flowering perennials.