New American Garden Style .. OVSLA Design

Cornerstone OVSLA Garden Contrasts Photo © Alice Joyce

‘Garden Contrasts’ – one of the gallery-style garden installations created for Cornerstone Sonoma in Northern California Wine Country – exemplifies the landscape design of Oehme, van Sweden & Associates Landscape Architects. James van Sweden, an influential figure associated with the New American Garden style, and partner Sheila Brady follow a philosophy that references natural meadows; an ecologically minded, low- maintenance approach, and the skillful uniting of informal plantings within a refined hardscape.

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Topher Delaney's 'Garden Play' - Cornerstone Sonoma

TDelaney Garden Play - Photo Copyright Alice Joyce

Environmental artist; garden builder; sculptor: It’s not easy to fit Topher Delaney or the work produced by Seam Studio into a given category. Nor is it easy to describe Garden Play, Delaney’s installation created for Cornerstone Sonoma: Garden Play is one of numerous child-friendly environments at Cornerstone, where you’ll come upon garden installations by world renowned landscape architects and designers; a fabulous bevy of shops for interior design and outdoor settings; SAGE cafe offering seasonal menus to delight foodies; wine tasting; and the Sonoma Valley Visitors Center.

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John Greenlee - A Mediterranean Meadow

Greenlee Meadow Detail Photo © Alice Joyce

Gentle paths wind through John Greenlee’s The Mediterranean Meadow installation at Cornerstone Sonoma / Greenlee’s meadow design takes its cue from the prairies that once blanketed the Sonoma landscape.

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