Landscape Architecture

Farewell to My Garden .. A New Chapter

Alice Joyce Garden Mosaic Path Photo © Alice Joyce

2013 has arrived and I find myself celebrating the 4th Blogiversary of Bay Area Tendrils

…while saying goodbye to the garden I’ve tended for nearly 15 years.

Alice Joyce Garden Mosaic Path Photo © Alice Joyce

I embrace the change, despite the accompanying stress and challenges.

C. ‘Solfatare’ Photo © Alice Joyce

I’ll miss some of the beautiful specimens that take starring roles

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Worth Garden: A Paradise in Mill Valley

Worth Garden /Silver leaves and Steps Photo © Alice Joyce

Artist/Photographer Don Worth created a paradise garden in Mill Valley, California. Soon you’ll have a rare opportunity to experience the garden’s tropical splendor on Saturday, June 16th, 2012 when The Garden Conservancy Open Days Program allows visitors access to this beguiling landscape. In 1964 Worth bought the property in Mill Valley and began to work on a garden. When I walked through the landscape with Don in 2004, he remembered thinking of all the photographs he would take. “It became a laboratory for me,” he said, “… a never-ending source of subject matter.” Don passed away recently, but his garden remains a testament to a stunning artistic vision. You’d never know this setting had been overgrown with poison oak, French broom, wild blackberries and as Don told me, “more different kinds of weeds than one can imagine.”

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Chelsea Flower Show Redux

Cornish Memories Garden  Photo © Alice Joyce

SSo much to see and photograph this past Spring at RHS Chelsea. Inevitably, more than a few gardens and horticultural high points slipped through the Chelsea Show features published here on AGTB. Thus, one final post to help sum up my tour of the world’s top flower show circa 2011.

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