I already showed you my hands-down favorite at this year’s Pence Gallery Garden Tour, Bunny Jean Cunningham’s playful art garden. None one of the other gardens resonated as much with me, but many had elements I found memorable. Read on to see what caught my eye. The numbering scheme follows the official program given out to ticket holders.
Garden #2 is located on a quiet street half a block from the UC Davis campus. The first thing I noticed was the choice of fencing; a low 3-ft. fence all the way around. Since the property is on a corner, the backyard you see below is completely exposed. (Or is it the front yard? I really can’t tell, and ultimately it doesn’t matter.)
Clearly the homeowners value contact with their neighbors and passers-by more than privacy. I found this approach very refreshing although I wouldn’t be entirely comfortable with it myself.