Utility Yard

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 potager with Persian lime, pink navel orange, fig trees, vegetables, strawberries, herbs, edible flowers. From the steps one can pick fruit from a huge loquat tree. Propagation bench, pot stands -- a lot is crammed into a small and steep side yard.

Solandra maxima variegata

Courtesy Kerry Harvey