A formerly level and boring backyard becomes a delightful destination of welcoming garden rooms and lush plants.
Photo: Ralph Lee Anderson
Dividing the backyard into several smaller spaces, each with its own distinct purpose and feeling, makes the yard seem bigger and fills it with interesting details. You can't see it all from one spot. You have to go and explore. A maple in each corner shades the sunken terrace and a fountain visually cools the secret garden.