Garden Gallery: Rick Eckersley’s Living Out

Rick Ekersley Garden

“Oh, Oh, Oh!!! Blog this as fast as you can” — that is generally the frantic thought that starts racing through my head when I come across a garden such as this.  I can’t help but get excited at the unique creativity of such a place.  Rick Eckerslely (the designer responsible for this) has moved right to the top of my list of people to watch and learn from.

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This garden is a made up of a series of walled courtyards.  Throughout, texture plays a strong role in the design.  The pebbles repeat, as do the bubble shapes of the lights and other ornamentation.  I am fascinated by how it all works together to create an eclectic space that flows and works together but clearly avoids matchy matchy-ness.

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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. Jenn on January 19, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    LOVE this garden!

  2. Laguna Dirt on January 19, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    this is amazing! i bet those round globes look stunning at night. (although, if it were my space, i actually would edit out those globes and let the swirl of pebbles speak) i love the organic, natural feel of it all.those chairs are killer! i don’t quite get the choice of the popsickle-colored throw pillows, but maybe i’m just not there yet…

  3. garden studios on January 20, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Beautiful gardens!

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