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.

Roses all over

Harland Hand loved roses, too. He would buy the miniature roses in supermarkets, which usually have three or more cuttings per pot, then separate them and plant them throughout the garden, often by succulents. There are also big specimens, and a sizable collection of climbing roses which Marjory Harris added.

Miniature Roses & Succulents: a favorite Hand combination

Rosa 'Brass Band'

Courtesy Kerry Harvey

Courtesy Kerry Harvey