Logo: Laura Morton Design Purple Leaves
Full concept exteriors, horticulture & landscape

This project will be one of the featured residential gardens at the 2014 Garden Conservancy Open Days event on May 10, 2014 in Los Angeles.

For info on location and registration, please visit the Garden Conservancy Open Days page.

Moroccan style seating area with fire pit

Seating area with fire pit

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Pool & Plantings


Pool & plantings - before

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Pool & plantings - after

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Ozeta House

Mediterranean Milieu

This celebrated garden was the main feature in Garden Design magazine (March/April 2002 issue), with a 10-page layout covering the dramatic landscape transformation of this 1921 Moorish-style concrete house in West Hollywood, California. It has also been recognized by the National Wildlife Foundation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat™.

Among the most salient design elements are the natural gas fire pit with Moroccan tiled seating area, purple-black garden surrounding an antique Chinese bed, and an herbal tea garden.

This garden is periodically open to the public through The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program. Please check their online schedule for upcoming Los Angeles County events.

To learn more about this project, please visit the Image Gallery and Before-&-After pages, or read the Garden Design magazine article (PDF).

(NOTE: All work was performed by licensed landscape contractors.)

Garden plan

The view from the cool, shaded patio and tea garden reaches across a calm rectangular pool to a whimsical fountain area at the other end of the property. But the view wasn’t always so charming.

Garden Design Magazine article