Great news! Kellee Adams of Dig-It Landscape Design and the plantswoman behind the Wave Garden is speaking at our Mother’s Day Party on Sunday, May 8 at 11 am! She’ll be sharing her fun and creative approach to “Plant Marriages” using “show-off” contrast combos, color and texture that you can bring to your own garden. Don’t miss it!
Sweeping views of San Pablo Bay, wave-inspired peach-tinted concrete walls, hand-forged wrought iron metalwork and delightful sculptures wow visitors who step through the gates at the Wave Garden in Point Richmond, CA.
A frequent visitor to our nursery, designer Kellee Adams has created a wonder-filled refuge for birds, butterflies, bees and people. And good news – it’s open to the public!
Visiting with Kellee this week, we were inspired by her artful and sophisticated plant groupings featuring many South African and Canary Island favorites. With a background in graphic design, Kellee is a master at combining texture and contrast while still tantalizing the eye with plentiful blooms.
Low water and low maintenance, no view-blocking trees and lots of blooms were the only instructions from the owners, Jeanne and Vern Doellstedt, who bought the lot to prevent it from being developed into another house. They initially hired concrete artist Victor Amador to build paths, staircases and terraces around a beloved sculpture of a whale’s tail by artist Douglas Purdy. Wrought iron railings and gates by local blacksmith Bobby Sharpe added a grounded but whimsical touch.
Kellee was given the freedom to put her artistic talents to work. We very much like how she successfully incorporates bold succulents into her design, often softening them with smaller bloomers and more delicately foliaged plants.
Kellee explained to us how she enjoys juxtaposing contrasting plants that capture light and dark, bringing excitement and dimension to the senses. We’ll let Kellee explain it herself:
The Wave Garden is located at the end of Grandview Court in Point Richmond and parking is extremely limited. If you visit, please be respectful.