Willow Pond 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.

Courtesy Mark Kane


A pendulous pussy willow cascades into a pond where tree frogs breed, at the side of Big Boulder Island