This home is situated along Bozeman Creek. The homeowners desire for a low maintenance landscape while complimenting the existing natural environment led me to design a creative landscape using perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees. An outdoor patio for entertainment, with a fire stand, and a stone retaining wall were elements which were incorporated into the design.
Raised steel containers were used for vegetable gardening, set within a granite base.
The pictures shown here show the first season for this new landscape.
This designed involved creating an outdoor space for entertainment for the homeowner’s large family, and included a fire pit, to enjoy during our cool summer evenings.
Stone treads were utilized for the grade change and provided a smaller, separate seating area behind them. The edge of stone walk and patio created planting spaces for native perennials and grasses.
The pictures show this project a month after installation.
This house had been newly built in a historic district in Bozeman. The need for privacy screening provided ample opportunity to create a sense of enclosure along a busy street, while creating spaces for year round interest.
The play space for children in the backyard, with a vegetable garden, allowed safety for the kids as well as ‘hands on’ learning; growing vegetables in the garden beds.
This space was created for tranquility for quiet contemplation, meditation, or group discussions, located behind Bend Beyond Yoga Studio.
Several elements of a Japanese garden were incorporated into this unique space: A simple water feature providing a gentle sound of water, and hand selected sandstone used as standing stones to give a sense of history, and the passage of time.
The center quadrant made of granite, honor the four directions.
“Working with Beth was great. She was reliable, responsive and accountable. The vision of our project came to life with her input and design. Under her direction the project was completed on time, on budget and to our satisfaction. We will gladly use Beth again for any future projects.”
– Greg & Jeannie, Ennis, MT
First of all Beth is an expert in plant species.
First of all Beth is an expert in plant species. She is in tune with the location of where she is planting so that plants, trees and flowers will survive and thrive.
We started with a blank page and Beth helped us create not only the hardscape but also several garden areas and water features.
“What we have is fantastic and feels like it’s been here forever. Beth is a great team player. There were many people involved in our project, and she interfaced well with all of the parts of our “puzzle”. The vision that Beth laid out for us absolutely came to light. We have exactly what we wanted – something very natural that fits perfectly with our house design and our property.”
We started with a blank page and Beth helped us create not only the hardscape but also several garden areas and water features. We wanted something totally low maintenance, organic and natural. What we have is fantastic and feels like it’s been here forever.
Beth was the perfect person to take on our property project
Beth was the perfect person to take on our property project because of our location, meeting all of our requirements for keeping it native, self-sustaining, and blending into the neighboring forest and grasslands.