Backyard retreat9 Photos
This backyard started out with an awkward slope that made using it difficult for this active family. Improvements needed to accommodate room for a slip-n-slide and ball play; eventually screen out unwanted views and invite the whole family into the yard with beautiful gardens and gathering spaces.

Backyard retreat

Stairs for transition between sunken patio and lawn.

Backyard retreat

Plant border with multi-season interest

Backyard retreat

Columnar basalt bird bath at base of multi-trunk birch draw attention to the border at the back of the yard

Backyard retreat

The sunken patio area is framed by a rockery and cottage garden.

Backyard retreat

View of patio and gardens from the porch