Garden Designer: Iftikhar Ahmed
Garden Creators: Treeline Designz, Portland, OR & The Garden Girls, Oakland, CA
For millennia, humans have cultivated the landscape for food and enjoyment. Over the long course of history, many early garden management practices have been forgotten. Some of those ancient gardening methods can be effective today when we look to places with our shared ecology – places with the same conditions of water, light, and temperature.
The “Room Is a Garden – Garden Is a Room” creates a sense of privacy and enclosure, and garden elements such as raised planters, artistic narrow three-color pavers, and art divert attention from everyday stresses. This urban sanctuary encourages an inward journey of meditation and contemplation. Natural materials and handcrafted art meld the energies of the earth and the spirits of the artists into a tranquil, healing setting.