Daily Garden: Cigar Inspired Israeli Design

This Garden in Caesarea, Israel surrounds the home of a father and his two sons.  The color purple took 86 tries to match the inspiration — which was a favorite cigar.  Just goes to show that inspiration is everywhere.

All images from here.

What do you think of this design? I have to admit, it is not the garden I would expect if I were given just the description of the homeowner.  I am completely impressed by the creativity and choice of color, the clean lines and interesting architecture.

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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.


  1. Megan on June 1, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    I’m loving the pop of purple. For a house full of guys it’s surprisingly feminine.

  2. allanbecker-gardenguru on June 1, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    I find it unusual that people who live in Israel use grass turf to landscape their property. One would expect that the heat of the middle eastern summer would singe the grass. And I haven’t even touched upon the preciousness of water for irrigation in that part of the world.

  3. Delphine on June 2, 2010 at 2:54 am

    Nice !! lovely garden…

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