New garden space unveiled…
at Cornerstone Sonoma, designed by notable northern California wine country landscape architect, Jack Chandler. Enter the intimate confines of the garden by passing through a rear doorway of the flower and garden shop, Tesoro.
Tesoro opened here in September, moving from its long-time location in St. Helena. You might select a fresh bouquet of blooms, order flowers for an event, or spend time poring over the carefully selected ornaments and utilitarian objects filling the shelves — imprinted with the brilliant taste of owner and floral designer, Paul Stokey. A haven for shoppers, Tesoro features elements for the home together with outdoor garden items, on view in the crisply modern garden setting.
The Chandler-designed fountains have a cool, even stark quality, yet their repetition creates a sense of harmony as the eyes drift across the garden’s boundary. Plantings were freshly installed when I photographed, but you’ll notice the photo below reveals a hedge that helps to define the space. Grasses and herbs will fill in to soften the lines of the garden’s overall angularity.