United States of America, Arizona, Maricopa County, Phoenix
Hawkinson Garden (Phoenix, Ariz.)
1986 - present
"This is a very creative contemporary landscape by Steve Martino, heightened by the owner's personal interest and sense of design. The property is part of an early 1980's commercial development of small similar homes carved out of rocky sloping desert terrain in northern Phoenix. Now, colored curved walls on this corner lot provide sanctuary, and geometric hardscape with complimentary desert plantings create a setting both beautiful and stimulating.
Persons associated with the property include: Steve Martino (landscape architect).
The folder includes plans, and articles, with a description and worksheet done by GCA researcher Nancy Swanson. The garden is noted for its intense color and texture variety in plant materials and structure, terraced level variations which enlarge the sense of area and give a background setting to sculptural plantings, use of drought resistant native plants, and water feature with enclosed fountain room.
Garden has been featured in House & Garden, September 1996
Garden has been featured in Landscape Architecture, February 1996
Garden has been featured in Sunset Magazine, October 1996
Garden has been featured in Sunset Western Landscaping Book, 1997
Garden has been featured in Visions of Zeriscape, 1994