Tidal Garden

Brooklyn, NY

Winner of the 2011 ASLA New York Chapter Merit Award 2011

This 1,200 sf garden in Brooklyn was created as a place to play. The family has three small children and the garden is a place where the ground feels organic and fluid, as it rolls and pitches around one-ton boulders into a central swale. A water source near the back of the garden provides a water display and when the swale is blocked, will create a shallow pool for summer fun. A custom hanging bench provides a place to sit and to swing.  The garden’s mosaic paving of cut-stone marble is good for wheels, easy to maintain, and wonderful to be viewed from the four levels of the house.

Client: Undisclosed