Courtyard Renovation

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.

In December 2000, Marjory Harris renovated the front garden with yellowstone boulders from New Mexico, a waterfall and pond, and new rock walls. She preserved Harland Hand's basic design and concrete work and kept the trees and large shrubs.

Before (November 2000)

Boulders waiting placement

Coming down

Ready for planting March 2001


Courtesy Marion Brenner

It takes a crane...

and muscles

May 2001