“Go with the Flow”
Landscapes that show sustainable ways of conserving water in the garden
8 inspiring display gardens designed by top Southern California landscape and horticulture organizations collaborated with South Coast Plaza home boutiques to create one-of-a-kind outdoor living spaces.
Located on Level 1, Crate & Barrel wing
ENCHANTING FOOT SPAAA
Spend an ‘ahhh’ moment as you refresh your soul by stepping into your very own soothing retreat. Drift away into the luscious shade of your very own backyard paradise. Meander across a shimmering stone path dotted with native plant treasures peeking out from behind exotic onyx boulders, feeling the calm of the gardens.
Robyn’s Original Landscapes
GOLDEN ERA COCKTAIL GARDEN
Indulge in this glamorous garden and lift your cocktail as the sun sets. Relax on the golden stools while rubbing shoulders with your own ‘Rat Pack’. Enjoy the streamlined simplicity of the sustainable plantings while bringing your entertaining outdoors as Frank croons in the background. Sit back as this breezy and inviting garden flies you away to a bygone era of endless blue skies and mid-century chic, with a modern twist.
Mount San Antonio College Horticulture
ESSENCE OF THE FLAME
You are invited to an afternoon fete in a garden along the French countryside where love of cooking and the beauty of nature magically come together. An outdoor kitchen is where the magic happens, where family and friends gather as vegetables, fresh herbs, and freshly baked bread kiss the fire and bathe in the spirit of the smoke. Savor in a slow flame pit cooked meal where hidden flavors are discovered amongst aromas of lavender, sage, rosemary and citrus. Calling to the Pit Master to come and light the flame and enhance the experience of the pit.
THE HIDEAWAY GARDEN
Step into The Hideaway. Seek refuge in the dappled shade of this indoor-outdoor oasis and give your senses over to the song of crackling fire, the whistle of the wind and the quiet bubbling of water. Your mind is at ease; you’ve transcended into a state of Zen. You savor the comforts of a good meal and conversation as you enjoy the warmth of the firepit and dappled shade from a
modern patio cover.
OUTSIDE THE LINES
In every project, we emphasize on FUN, our goal for drawing outside the lines in this design is to bring in the unusual, the colorful and the complimentary. Textural tiles under your feet give way to transition in between surfaces. Colorful materials liven up neutral hardscapes, and the movement of sexy, unique softscapes calm the hard lines framing the gathering space. Relax and delight in the uniqueness of the design while enjoying refreshing beverage.
MODERN NATURE ESCAPE
Our garden design blends modern architecture with natural elements to create a unique living space. The structure, made to mimic a re-purposed shipping container, provides a contemporary touch, while native California plants create harmony with the environment. The garden is eco-friendly, requiring minimal maintenance and watering. The living space is functional and comfortable, with ample natural light and air circulation. The rooftop doubles as a lounge area, providing a space to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
TRANQUIL GARDEN DREAMS
Relax as you enjoy this soothing California-friendly contemporary garden. Enjoy comfortable seating and sunshine as you listen to the soft sounds of water gently flowing from the modern fountain, adding a sense of smooth motion and tranquility. Head down the path and step into the shade of a pergola designed to capture rainwater and save it discretely for watering on drier days. Take in the garden views and gently sway in the cozy swing chairs. Vibrant and colorful low water plants add to the fun, while muted color stones and pavers pick up the hues of the surrounding furniture. Year-round enjoyment and low water use make these Tranquil Garden Dreams come true.
Perfect Circle Gardens
A LITTLE PIECE OF CHANGE
One step into this upcycled garden and you’re never going to want to leave. Lovingly tend to your herb garden then take a breather in the charming garden shed. Sink into the comfy sofa while enjoying the sweet aroma of garden scents. Listen to the rain, watch the water run down rain chains and collect in a barrel that will later be used to water the garden. Stroll down the cobblestone path surrounded with colorful succulents and lose yourself in a book under the shade of the grand old tree.
Lisbeth Castaneda Design
Pottery Barn Teen
Garden Design Judges
Orange Coast College Horticulture Dept.
McCormack Landscape Architect
Camille Behler Landscape Design