Aloes & Agaves

Harland Hand [1922-1998], inspired by the principles of fine art and rock formations in the High Sierra, designed this hillside garden with breathtaking views of San Francisco Bay.

Using concrete, curving lines and dramatic color combinations, Hand created an emotionally evocative space that houses an extraordinary plant collection.

There are many kinds of aloes and agaves in the garden.

Courtesy Kerry Harvey

Courtesy Marion Brenner

Courtesy Kerry Harvey

Aloe polyphylla