Robin and Paul Cowley's Oakland garden will be featured on the 2009 Ups & Downs of Hillside Gardening Tour on April 18-19. This stunning garden features an assortment of water features--from simple basins and bubbling fountains to a naturalistic koi pod and an ingeniuos bog with floating steps. Paul is a landscape architect and owner of Potomac Waterworks, a firm specializing in the design and construction of water features. Robin is a talented fiber artist, whose eye for texture is evident in the garden's plantings. Together, they have created a garden filled with imagination and ideas. Their home and studios will also be on tour.
Tour hours are Saturday, April 18, from 11 am - 4 pm, and Sunday, April 19, from 10 am - 5 pm. There are eight gardens on the tour, which benefits the Hillside Gardeners of Montclair. For ticket information, call 510-530-1681 or email HgmGardens@gmail.com.
All photos ©2007 Lee Anne White. All rights reserved. Garden design: Paul & Robin Cowley, Oakland, CA.