Three Ponds Patio

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.

Three little ponds with a long, curved bench: once a more open space, as seen in the photo below, over time the wisteria formed a bower which now shades the bench and provides a sense of mystery and seclusion. From here one can watch the sunset's effect on the Dry River.

Courtesy Steven Poe


 David Goldberg, all rights reserved