Before & After: Brandon Rud’s Venice Treehouse Garden

before and after brandon rud garden venice beach california garden makeover

Since I discovered this Brandon Rud garden online last week, I have been tempted so many times to share it with you — not as a Thursday special Before and After, but just because I can’t stand it any longer.  It has taken willpower to try and stick with my vague semblance of an editorial schedule.  This garden is like an ice cream cone, begging to be licked.  So, Ahhh….it’s finally Thursday and in sticking with my makeover Thursday thing,(*Lick*)  I can share this wildly interesting and completely beautiful garden.

Located in Venice California, the garden features a slowly trickling 13ft tall water feature that also provides birdbaths, a turtle sanctuary and a Koi Pond.  That burlap bound planting thing is actually a live grass bench with herbs tucked throughout (heaven!) . The winding paths, made from recycled concrete pieces, lead to pink buildings and a tucked away garden day-bed.  In short, quirky garden perfection personified.

More about Brandon Rud here.

brandon rud garden venice beach california garden makeover

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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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