An oak pergola, weathered to an attractive silver gray, marks the entrance to the house, ushering visitors down a York stone pathway. Traditional herbs of lavender, purple sage, and bronze fennel line the beds, heralding back to the site’s agricultural roots. At the end, a glazed ceramic urn provides a focal point. Photo by: Elliot Hook.
Raised beds, collecting rainwater as well. - perhaps tiered beds can have a French drain at the end that catches excess water run off from the rain. It would be a larger area to collect rain water and would only be extra If the other plants were all watered.
The seat tops were also constructed from hardwood deck boards, and at the rear of the seats, a planting area was filled with soil and compost with bamboos hiding the garage wall behind it, with grasses also being added.