Fort Greene Rock Garden Back to projects

Alive Structures removed rows of small yews, old roses, weeds, and brambles from the garden. To create an elevated boarder railroad ties were stacked, lined and filled with new soil. The center of the yard was converted into a gravelly rock garden with yuccas, prickly pear cacti, flowering dianthus, creeping blueberry, and sempervivums. The garden is enclosed by a dark bamboo fence which creates privacy. Despite being enclosed and private the garden feels open with all parts of the yard accessible to the tenants.

Photographer:
Marni Majorelle, 2014

Use Residence, recreational
Location Carlton Street, Brooklyn
Completion 2010
Size 600 SF
Design Alive Structures