Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Wave Garden in Pt. Richmond CA.

The Wave Garden

The Hortisexuals visited The Wave Garden in Pt. Richmond on Sunday April 10.
A collaborative effort between the owner of the property, concrete artist Victor Amador and plantswoman Kellee Adams, a steep hillside over looking the San Francisco bay was organically built with undulating concrete walls and planted with an abundance of Mediterranean adaptable plants.
Beautifully sinuous hand wrought railings of iron slink down the hillside.
Bronzes sculptures punctuate the terraces.

enjoy the warm sunny tour.

From wave garden pt. richmond


From wave garden pt. richmond


From wave garden pt. richmond


Leucadendron Jester
From wave garden pt. richmond


Leucospermum cordifolia
From wave garden pt. richmond


An entry gate
From wave garden pt. richmond


Gate latch
From wave garden pt. richmond


From wave garden pt. richmond


From wave garden pt. richmond


Railing detail
From wave garden pt. richmond


Many bronze sculptures throughout
From wave garden pt. richmond


Sculptural plants - A Banksia - variety unknown
From wave garden pt. richmond

11 comments:

christie said...

That is stunning, it reminds me of Barcelona, with Gaudi a bit.
I love the plants, the curves, everything.

Phrago said...

MIchelle, Thanks for posting these pics. Wow! I have a question, when was this built and planted...

Deviant Deziner, aka Michelle said...

Patrick,
I didn't catch the detail of when this garden was planted but my guess is that it is less than 5 years old judging by the size of the plants.
Kellee mentioned that many of the leucospermums were planted from 5 gallon size containers and judging from my experience with these plants, it looks like many are 3 to 5 years old in the ground.
Alice of Alices Garden Travels / Tendrils also has done a blog entry on this garden. She might have some more history info available.

Plantanista (Maureen D) said...

I don't know if Victor was there to talk with you, but when he spoke at a meeting of Pt. Richmond Arts, he said that everything started with siting the whale sculpture. The entire thing "grew" out of that action, organically. Extraordinary story, really, and one with a fitting number of "twists and turns".

Solitude Rising said...

Hello. I visit your blog from time to time but this would be the first time I'd comment. Thanks for the pictures. I love how the owners tackled the steepness of their hillside garden. Its so beautiful.

Laguna Dirt said...

i like the wave imposes an organic structure to this garden. fun plantings! thanks for the pix!

succulent garden said...

That is stunning, it reminds me of Barcelona, with Gaudi a bit.

Mark and Gaz said...

Spectacular design and hard landscaping, love all of the curves!

Dustin said...

Awesome gate!

susan morrison said...

I visited this garden ages ago as part of a class tour. Thanks for the revisit.

Delphine said...

Splendid... Thank you for this post and your your kind words on Paradis Express. I feel better now.
Hope to see you soon.

XXX