Leah Drake & Associates - landscape design studio
SANTA CRUZ CASA COLIBRI
This classic home in the historic Victorian district of Santa Cruz has old and whimsical stories to tell!  The current owners are gardeners, musicians and art collectors, among other things, and they have recently overhauled the grounds to become more functional and aesthetically vibrant throughout. The front yard pays homage to the Victorian era of the home, whereas the back yard is full of vivacious color, new textures and is a plant lover's treasure chest. For those who love Halloween, some of the varieties chosen were "Dragon's Blood", and "Red Rum"!  However ominous the names of the plants are, the Owners and their family, and the local wildlife, including many hummingbirds, for which this home was originally named, love the gardens through and through.

Casa Calibri (Hummingbird House)Classic Front Entry Walk from porch- flanked on both sides with Forest Pansy Redbud trees and Lavender. New Fountain.Front Walk and FountainThe Rose Garden- A classic designThe Rose Garden & Espaliered fruit trees
Henry's Classical Music Studio with teak deckingFun Poolside PlantingsBack yard and vibrant plantingsSculptural Pool Equipment Screening with Succulent pockets and musical Water Wall falling into Pool.Back Pool plantings with sculptural elements
Scuplture in the garden by local Santa Cruz Artist.  Title: The Hummingbird