We’re excited to finally share photos of this completed landscape, featuring: a disappearing, naturalistic water feature (constructed by Cooper Ponds), a natural stone patio for the clients’ viewing pleasure, and pathways meandering through terraced native gardens.
This series is part of our 2020 Countdown of GJLs Best Landscape Design Projects of the Year! This is #4: Harvest Hill and the Terrace of the Sun.
Designing Terraced Native Gardens
What was once a steep slope of weeds and invasive plants is now a highly productive permaculture-inspired terraced native garden with built-in erosion control measures. Learn more about the existing conditions, the landscape design and the installation and construction of this landscape on our previous project blog, Permaculture Terrace Garden with Erosion Control in Hastings, NY.
Water Feature: Naturalistic Waterfall
Water features are an important element of designing Certified Wildlife Habitats. Many animals including birds benefit from water features of various depths: bathing, drinking and sometimes feeding in them.
Since this is a permaculture landscape, a major design goal was to create holistic habitat for wildlife and pollinators.
It was such a pleasure to work with Cooper Ponds on this project. Their staff was professional, timely and exhibited true craftsmanship. They really know how to produce a water feature that looks like its been in the landscape for years!
Looks like an amazing space to relax in! Every landscape can benefit from native gardens & water feature! Check out our Stone & Water Galleries for more examples of our natural masonry and water feature design work!
We can’t wait to see these gardens develop in spring and summer — stay tuned for more photos!!
Contact us about your permaculture, ecological landscape design, or natural hardscape project – 914-560-6570.