The Courtyard

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.

The courtyard was remodeled in late 2000, after Marjory Harris moved to the garden. Preserving the space and concrete and the larger trees and shrubs, stonemason Konrad Gauder added yellowstone rock from New Mexico, and Ms. Harris designed the plantings. Noel Canfield designed the iron gates, bench and plant stand.

Begonia grandis

Tricyrtis macrantha subsp. macranthopsis