The book features a series of 10 residential landscape designs by Design Workshop in the mountains and deserts of the American West. Highlights include resurrection of ancient Spanish irrigation channels called acequias on the grounds of New Mexican estates; water-harvesting techniques and erosion prevention strategies that allow for the growth of lush landscapes in arid climates; siting of new homes to capture magnificent views, and water features that create mountain streams out of irrigation ditches and ponds.
Design Workshop, Inc., 2010
Garden Legacy explores the residential landscape architecture of Design Workshop. The gardens contained within these pages are found in some of the most beautiful natural environments in the world: on the boundary of Wyoming's Teton National Park, in the heart of Colorado's Rocky Mountains, and in the foothills of the Southwest's Sonoran Desert. While each garden reveals the special intent of its owners, the collective design philosophy for the gardens emphasizes a respect for the natural landscape and a desire to preserve, through views, reflections, and the celebration of natural features, the inherent beauty found in each place.