San Francisco Flower and Garden Show

Stone Garden 2006

Imagine installing a garden design in 72 hours where the focal points are three rocks, the center one weighing 7.5 tons!

 

They have been characterized in the West as 'rock stars" or "Picasso viewing stones" and go back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907)

 

Stone Garden is a contemporary, modern and minimalist interpretation of this ancient Chinese aesthetic.  Rocks are the essence of the energy or universal life force.

 

The "rock stars" play a prominent role and stand out in a simplified garden. 

 

The plantings play a supporting role as they whisper, bend and bow with the wind paying homage to the bones of the world.

 

River rock benches provide respite for the contemplation and connection to an ancient aesthetic.