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
Now owned by Winfred and Thip Ark,
the garden may be visited by appointment:
For a humorous view of the
building of the garden, see:
I Began to Garden and Began Again"
Reprinted by permission
of Bulletin of the North American Rock Garden Society, Spring 1990, Vol. 48, No. 2.