Does one attempt to improve upon THE Paul Sangha or Ron Rule? Perhaps so, perhaps not. One must respect their elders :) But this lucky designer got a chance to refresh & update a collab between these two circa 1980, back when they were working together. The before photos showcase an overgrown / outgrown / mature / tired / and in decline landscape in the Mathers Avenue / West Vancouver area, which I recently had the pleasure to visit and photograph.
The client wanted to infuse her Asian heritage & Buddhist spirituality into an English Cottage / Pacific Northwest aesthetic. Together, we selected and agreed upon appropriate tree removal and thinning in the garden, repurposed existing stone materials, and created functional zones for various usages within the gardens, which include a meditation path.
The 2015 re-design, eventually completed in 2016, is now 2.5 years old. The full before and after photo sequence is available at https://www.houzz.com/projects/978357/west-vancouver-landscape-renovation
I am brimming with excitement to return later this summer, when the garden is in full swing, and document the June show. Stay tuned!