Hilgard Garden

PrizeBronze in Landscape Architecture / Gardens
Firm LocationSan Francsico, United States
CompanyMary Barensfeld Architecture
Lead ArchitectMary Barensfeld
Design TeamMary Barensfeld
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Hilgard Garden aims to provide the owners with an extended outdoor living space; a garden room. Due to the steeply sloping site, accessibility to an upper seating area requires navigating a considerable elevation change. To avoid taking up a large swathe of the smaller backyard square footage with a conventional stair, a ramping meandering path through aromatic groundcover and the outstretched limbs of sculptural Japanese maples was selected as a more experiential garden path.