Garden Designer: Iftikhar Ahmed
Garden Creators: Treeline Designz, Portland, OR & Succulent Gardens, Castroville, CA
Urban Oasis surrounds us with emotions, character, colours, textures, socializing, drought tolerant planting and minimum maintenance. The Urban Oasis inspiration came from my travels to different countries and gardens around the world. I have incorporated art, culture, ornaments and the four-fold garden inspiration which is very practical and compatible with the California environment. The plant material has been selected very carefully, and all the species are locally grown. Urban Oasis is a great example of outdoor living art — a vehicle of expression, a means of encoding our response to the world. There are precious moments when the human mind is quiet and nature can wash over the senses without interference. I hope my audience appreciates my serious folly, my love of nature and beauty, and enjoys my effort to flirt with the mystery of life.
- People’s Choice Award – Favorite garden as voted by the public. Recipient additionally receives a rotating trophy.