A long stream begins just beyond view and cascades along a natural gentle slope. The stream can be appreciated from many viewing points as it makes its way to a large pond.
This is a tranquil retreat with a pond at its heart. Pathways wonder through natural woods and colorful perennial beds. Rest at the ponds edge on a large flat boulder set just above the ponds water level next to the waterfalls.
Old European grandeur comes to Alaska on these expansive formal grounds. Visitors will first notice a formal fountain and courtyard by the front drive. Later you fill find larger waterfalls cascading into a pond. This is a must see that includes many formal planting beds and an outdoor kitchen, complete with granite countertops and large hearth.
See how anything is possible on even the smallest lots when you decide to go grassless. Every inch of this small corner lot holds interest. The property is surrounded in raised planter beds and freeform pathways connect patios. A large koi pond wraps the northeast corner of the house, and a tiered waterfall washes away any reminders of the outside world.
A gardener’s delight, this protected backyard is wrapped in sweeping planter beds. At the heart of the landscape is a quiet koi pond, sheltered with a variety of marginal and water plants. This all forms a relaxing backdrop to work at your short game on the putting green that borders the pond. This pond was on last year’s Parade of Ponds, but was expanded to four times its original size after the tour.
This is another lawnless landscape. Meandering gravel pathways connect quiet sitting spots. The focal point of the landscape is an alcove created with natural rock retaining walls, a natural stone patio bordered by a pond that is fed by a cascading waterfall.
Stop in and visit the Botanical Garden on your way to 6355 Kalmia. There is a small pondless waterfall in the ABG nursery.
A pond with double waterfalls washes away any reminders of the outside world in this backyard retreat. Freeform paver pathways connect circular patios. Planting beds screen the perimeter and a gas fire pit keeps the chill off.
A long stream seems to naturally come from the woods edge and cut through the lawn. The stream ends with an eight foot cascading waterfall. Terraced natural rock retaining walls create an amphitheatre that projects the sound of falling water through open windows of the house, and makes a powerful impression for visitors as they approach the font door.
Coordinate this stop with lunch or dinner. Enjoy outside dining with a view of multiple waterfalls and the pond. Bring your putter and test yourself on the large putting green next to the pond.
This is the main headquarters for the tour organizer Green Acres Landscaping Construction & Aquascapes. Stop in to see the showcase water feature, and take advantage of the staff on hand to answer any of your pond questions.
This is a formal landscape on a grand scale. The large pond and stream help to transition the formal patios, freestanding walls, and landscape beds into the natural green space around the property.