Before & After Garden: Daniel’s Steep Hillside Garden

I have one more before and after for you today….this one was built at the bottom of a steeply sloping garden. The house sits above and there are lots of stairs to get to the bottom.  I am impressed with the challenge this must have been to imagine the stepped path to get to the bottom.  It certainly makes you look at the garden slightly differently when faced with type of challenge.

Before and after hillside garden makeover

The transformation is impressive and even looks interesting and exciting from the aerial view — witch is probably their living room.   You can see more of Daniel’s Makeover here.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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  1. private on April 11, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Beautiful job coping with slope. Wonder what the drainage issues were.
    (apologizing for illness related snarky mood )
    Sometimes it seems weird that so much landscaping is for seating areas. The last thing I need in my life is more sitting or eating. Why not more exercise things- chin up bars, sit up inclines? On the other hand, the stairs count.

  2. Susan on April 29, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Wow, I have a steep slope and was wondering what landscaper did this incredible job? This looks like a California planting, is this where it is?

    Love to know the name of the designer.

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