This new garden weaves together the dual passion of the homeowners’ – the desire for their children to have full range over the yard, while simultaneously displaying prominent pieces of landscape art. Through the use of grading techniques, reclaimed materials found on-site, and site-specific elements, the resulting garden is a sculpture unto itself, providing unique spaces for reflection, play, and discovery, while tying into the native, regional landscape.Situated on a peninsula overlooking San Francisco Bay, this sculptural garden reflects the unique vision of passionate art collectors whose personal artistic impulse includes the idea of the landscape being experienced and enjoyed by their children. As a result, the garden incorporates several distinct spaces that weave together architecture, landscape, and use, while seeking to capture the site’s unique views and topography.At the site’s entrance, a folding deck projects from the interior of the residence, merging the house with a landscape of magnolias, grasses, and ferns. The deck’s warping planes create a threshold for the visitor, highlighting the relationship between the existing ground plane of the house and the sudden change of the surrounding topography. Beyond the deck, an existing cobbled pathway connects with a newly-planted shade garden, creating a sense of calm and intimacy around the main entrance. Opposite the main entrance path, locally-sourced river stones artfully conceal a main drainage swale, while tying into the existing slope. The approach opens up to the east lawn area, offering extensive views of San Francisco Bay and the rolling California hills to the north. Re-used granite curbing leads the way to the lower lawn where a succession of green mounds abstracts the distant hilly peninsulas that penetrate the Bay beyond. The green hedging serves as an abstracted datum highlighting the twisting movements of a kinetic sculpture by George Rickey. The overall sculptural quality of the landscape weaves together the homeowners’ passion for their children and art collection by providing places for reflection, play, and discovery, while acknowledging the native, regional landscape.