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Marjory Harris's garden on Mount Davidson in San Francisco was designed by Harland Hand in 1988. On seven levels, rising 30 feet over its 80-foot length, and fanning out to a width of 60 feet at the top, it was one of Mr. Handís most difficult design challenges. There are three ponds and a waterfall, a large collection of very small plants, and square pavers and staircases edged with recycled old brick. Inspired by the image of an ancient, ruined castle and village, Mr. Hand crafted mysterious walls and ledges in the three-storey-steep urban yard.

Now owned by Winfred and Thip Ark, the garden may be visited by appointment: Contact Thip Ark

For a humorous view of the building of the garden, see:

"How I Began to Garden and Began Again"

by Marjory Harris

Reprinted by permission of Bulletin of the North American Rock Garden Society, Spring 1990, Vol. 48, No. 2.

 

Courtesy Marion Brenner

Courtesy Marion Brenner

 

 

Courtesy Marion Brenner

 

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