Monday, November 22, 2010

Curving.. Flowing.. Sinuous Design - Wave Garden Part II

Another look at the Wave Garden: Hardscape, artwork and plantings. Kellee Adams, the plant-scape designer selected species from the 5 Mediterranean regions of the world to enliven a drought-tolerant landscape.

The rosettes of Aeonium 'Sunburst' effectively repeat the harmonious lines appearing throughout the garden, where Victor Amador, the garden's third-generation concrete contractor/designer worked intuitively, applying an organic approach to the creation of walls, stairs, walkways, and special focal points.

The curving planes of a wall embrace a bevy of drought tolerant plants.

The alluring, sinuous lines of hand-crafted iron work are outstanding.


  1. Hi Alice, that is a beautiful garden but among the plants there i love the variegated Aeonium. Does it thrive in the tropics like ours, i havent seen one here. thanks.

  2. Lakeviewer,
    Glad you like what you see!

    They do like heat but they grow in the cool, rainy season. They are from North Africa and the Canary Islands. Would your climate be similar?

  3. Hi Alice, thanks for this post that provided me with a satisfying and aesthetic feast. I particularly love the iron gate and the repeated curves. Hope all is well with you, cheers, catmint

  4. Hi Alice, I made a comment but I think it disappeared instead of getting published. Just to say it's great to visit you again after a bit of a break and thanks for this post, love the curves and love the iron gate, so aesthetically satisfying. cheers, catmint

  5. Dear Alice, Now I know why it's called a wave garden. Pam x

  6. Love the carvings especially! And those cacti look amazing in the structure.