Portland

Portland's South Waterfront Park

Portland South Waterfront Park Photo © Alice Joyce

South Waterfront Park Pond Photo © Alice Joyce

Lush Plantings in a Formal Framework distinguish Portland’s South Waterfront Park.

On a summer night in the glowing light of dusk, it’s pure bliss to walk among the lush perennial plantings that enliven the formal gardens adjacent to the Willamette River; below the southern point of Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Naito Parkway.

Callas Aglow at Dusk Photo © Alice Joyce

Brilliant callas

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Landscape Architecture

Jack Chandler Garden Design at Cornerstone

New Garden Space Photo © Alice Joyce

New garden space unveiled at at Cornerstone Sonoma, designed by notable northern California wine country landscape architect, Jack Chandler. You enter the intimate confines of the garden by passing through a rear doorway of the flower and garden shop, Tesoro. Tesoro opened 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.

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California Wine Country

Kenzo Estate: Exquisite Wines in an Elegant Napa Valley Setting

Kenzo Estate Landscape/ Olive treess / grass meadow Photo © Alice Joyce

A confident elegance and exquisite attention to detail enhance every aspect of Kenzo Estate Winery. It’s an ambiance that’s immediately apparent in the interweaving of owner Kenzo Tsujimoto’s refined Japanese aesthetic in harmony with the clean lines of the property’s Modern California architecture by Howard Backen (Backen, Gillam & Kroeger Architects).

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