Oaklands Hills Garden

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 1991 a firestorm destroyed thousands of homes in the Oakland Hills. The next day, a couple contacted Harland Hand to create a garden while they rebuilt their house.

A dramatic water feature, on a number of levels, spans the width of the garden

Photos courtesy of (c) David Goldberg, all rights reserved