Fern Walk

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 fern walk runs along the side of the house and transports the visitor into another world. In this shady, narrow garden grow many ferns, colorful streptocarpus, variegated plants, and fragrant vines.

Courtesy Kerry Harvey


variegated aspidistra and pieris