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Structure in the Landscape

Architecture and the landscape drives the shape and form of our world. Combining these entities produces either a seamless bond of harmony, or a forced existence of clashing intentions. Successfully bridging the chasm between man-made structures and nature is an essential achievement of landscape design and build. Source: Terra Ferma Landscape – Woodlands Getaway Incorporating… Read more »

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Saxon Holt Native Garden

Native Plants

At this time of severe drought, which is projected to be California’s new norm, many have been considering alternatives to the traditional garden. As Californians, we have an extensive range of low-water use, diverse, native plants readily available. While some of these plants can incorporate well into existing gardens, this article addresses using the plant… Read more »

Landscape Construction Update

There is nothing more gratifying than seeing the transformation of a design vision become a reality. The Terra Ferma team strives for excellence with their passionate and meticulous approach to every project. Take a peek at a few of our latest construction projects. This Atherton residence, designed by Bernard Trainor + Associates focused on a… Read more »

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Designing Outdoor Kitchens

Plein Air Cooking: Designing your Outdoor Kitchen

Designing a landscape can be distilled into a core concept: creating a series of outdoor rooms within a larger environmental context. A room may be a quiet retreat for reading or sketching, or a lively space to gather and socialize with good company. Whatever the function, it is clear people are enjoying a variety of… Read more »

Hillsborough Design Build

This Hillsborough Design-Build property was an exciting and challenging project. The design strived to incorporate an extensive list of programmatic elements in a relatively small space. The project scope included: a pool and spa, outdoor deck for dining, fire pit under the redwood trees, outdoor kitchen, Zen garden and, a sports area. Espaliers, vegetable planters… Read more »

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