This time of year I find myself garden scheming and planning. I have to be honest, I was not aware of Scott Shrader until I came across his book. I haven’t purchased a garden book in a few years, but this one really struck a chord with me. His seemingly effortless ability to connect the outdoor space to the indoor is magical. Scott’s projects include” homes, ranches, estates and wellness retreats in Los Angeles, Malibu, Montecito, Wyoming, Hawaii, and Croatia”. He is most known for his work for celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres and Patrick Dempsey. Many of his projects incorporate reclaimed materials and mature trees so that the landscapes appear to have been there for many years. Join me for my latest, Design Ed-Scott Shrader Garden Design.
I love gravel and the french garden style. I only wish when we designed our garden the pathways and gravel areas were bigger.
Talk about structure, lighting, and interest…
Simple echium on the hillside, box, and gravel…simple but elegant…
Scott is big on starting with trees (big ones if you don’t have them) and building from there. Olives are a fav.
A Gorgeous stone wall with custom console and reclaimed trough.
A modern Mediterranean with bougainvillea, mature palms and boxwood. The reflecting pools steal the show.
You rarely see complicated plants. He uses plants that suit the environ and designs around them. What a statement the century plant makes.
Love the reclaimed fountain and the herringbone brick.
Does this seating area scream come sit and enjoy? No complicated plants here…
This vignette appears as if it has been here forever.
How about a swing in a century-old oak?
This book is brimming with inspiration and style. You might also enjoy this article, Landscape Designer Scott Shrader on his garden philosophy and his book
If you love to garden and you only buy one book this year. I highly recommend this one ( this is not a sponsored post). You can buy it on Amazon here
Have a great week. I hope you enjoyed Design Ed-Scott Shrader Garden Design. Thursday I will be back with our Project Design Group. We will be talking about self-care.