Daily Garden: Jacob’s Ancient Jerusalem Garden

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Yesterday I shared an Iraeli garden that had a rather lush looking lawn….a few of you commented.  Yes ,I agree…while I am not completely up on water issues in the middle east, I suspect you are correct that a lush lawn in this part of the world is not the most responsible choice for that homeowner to make.  This garden however was designed to be very water wise and sensitive to the ancient architecture of the home it serves.

I think the Pale blue paint accents and the dark blue of the water rill provide the lush cool feeling that grass does in the other garden.

Jacob Cohen designed this garden to pay homage to, and accentuate the ancient architecture of the home.  Personally, I could happily spend many happy hours with my family sitting, reading, computing, playing, dipping our toes in the water….

What inspiration do you get from this garden?

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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. allanbecker-gardenguru on June 2, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Is this garden open to the public?

    • rochelle on June 3, 2010 at 3:20 pm

      I really don’t know alan — but my guess is no, as it is someone’s home.

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