United States of America, Maryland, Anne Arundel County
A Garden for Two Cranes (Gibson Island, Maryland)
The owners envisioned a peaceful grotto, and then decided to build a house without disturbing the existing spirit of the surroundings. "A Garden for Two Cranes" was created in a Japanese style, and features a small man-made grotto with a waterfall cascading along the back walls. The epicenter of the garden is a Zen garden, located at the top of an ascending staircase. The two crane statures were a gift, and when deciding their placement, the owners wanted it to look as if they had just flown in from nearby Otter Pond. This garden was opened in 1997, and contains rocks from all four previous gardens. Their intent is not to imitate the Japanese style, but to make it more of an expression of their family.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: George Stalk (former owner); and Andreas Grothe, New World Gardens (garden designer).
The folder includes a worksheet and landscape plan.