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.

A big live oak (Quercus agrifolia) dominates a large patio right above the steep descents into the Ballroom. One can sit on the garden's biggest concrete bench and admire the sweep of space and the plant and color combinations for which Harland Hand was known.