North Vancouver Woodland Charm
Located in the desired Pemberton Heights neighbourhood of North Vancouver, this characteristic and charming natural woodland pine grove has stunning panoramic views of the city, ocean and Lions Gate Bridge. The fabulous and spacious sunken Pennsylvania bluestone back patio is perfect for entertaining, dining and large gatherings around the fire pit. A magical and intriguing basalt path leads to two massive natural stone basalt column water features located in different parts of the garden. The sound of trickling water is calming and sublime. The ambiance in this hidden gem is relaxing and delightful.
The simple serenity of the forest attracts and supports many types of birds, insects and mammals including squirrels, raccoons, bears, hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and other pollinators. The client enjoys the bold and bright colour pallet, exotic dramatic plants and unique stylish ornaments.
For the shade-loving front, The Garden Guru created a sophisticated planting design to enhance and personalize the peaceful path with large ferns oxalis and Hosta, while white blooming Non-Stop Begonias spill over the pavers edge. The black scallop Ajuga and Chartreuse Scott Moss provide a nice contrast.
The back living space is whimsical, bright, bold and playful; it is designed for exquisite entertaining. Dynamic large burgundy Banana trees placed in ceramic orange containers are decorated with Canna lilies and lime potato vines. In the garden, burnt orange blooming echinacea interlace with lime green hydrangeas, magnificent peonies and spiky NZ Flax for a thrilling fresh open look.
Mix sedum succulents and moss, Corsican Mint and trailing Thyme soften this artful composition at the second natural basalt column water feature. The garden is complete with a grand basalt bench made to enjoy the allure of water and city.