How I did not know of this place before now, shames me. I have been to CA so many times, but never to wine country, which I have always wanted to do for it’s own sake, but now I have even greater reason. Cornerstone Gardens and it’s neighbor, Artefact Design and Salvage. Cornerstone is listed in the 1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die book as it is “the first gallery-style garden exhibit in the United States.”
They also do events, I love these pictures of the tents…the draping over the lights is such a great idea and the sea of white roses must have been magical for the bride that got married that day.
So many of the great landscape architects and garden designers of our time have designed areas at Cornerstone, creating a series of walk-through gardens showcasing new and innovative designs. When commissioned, each artist was given the freedom to create anything from traditional gardens to modern, conceptual installations. Each designer was provided a garden parcel of approximately 1,800 square feet, a few practical considerations and infinite opportunity. Amongst the designers are:
Marco Antonini, Roberto Capecci, Rafaella Sini, Pamela Burton, Andy Cao & Xavier Perrot, Claude Cormier, Topher Delaney, Walter Hood & Alma DuSolier, David McCrory & Roger Raiche, Rios Clementi, Yoji Sasaki, Mario Schjetan, Martha Schwartz, Tom Balsley, Ken Smith, Andrea Cochran, and the firms Moore Iacofano Goltsman, and Oehme, van Sweden.
The Cornerstone complex is also the home to Artefact Design and Salvage . I am very inspired by their flicker photostream…they have so many unique pieces available to make your outdoor living area special.
1. Terra Cotta Yard, Italy, 2. Artefact Exterior, 3. Sandstone Spheres, 4. Artefact Exterior, 5. Showroom 9/29/08, 6. Tamarind Balls, 7. Triangle table corner final, 8. DSCN0342, 9. Doors, giant, 10. Stone vessels, 11. Bomarzo, 12. Verona Marble sidewalk slabs