The idea for our garden occurred during a visit to the Wild Garden section of the Bodnant Garden, which is near Betws-y-coed, Wales, (which is in the Snowdonia National Park.) We enjoyed the created natural feel and we were convinced that this was a perfect model for a California garden. So in looking for land in 1987 to build our home, one of the critical features of the property was that it must have a gully that could be transformed into a natural garden.
When we started working on our garden in 1990, it was bare dirt. Almost all the plantings have been from seed, cuttings or seedlings. These picture are taken during two different Garden tours. The first was May 16, 2004 and the second was May 1, 2005. There are captions on most of the pictures that tell the story of the garden.