Situated on a narrow half acre property established in 2001, the Holland Garden serves as an excellent example of a small urban garden that maximizes limited space. Though the residence is only 25 feet on either side from neighboring homes, a sense of privacy is achieved with the use of hardscaping and architectural plantings. A cobblestone motor court at the front of the house greets visitors with raised flower beds and container plantings. A shade garden runs the length of the house along the east wall of the property, which also features two vertical gardens flanking the wall. Stepping stones lead through the shade garden to the main garden which features a limestone terrace and a raised 20-yard lap pool with spa tub and fountain.
Lambert Landscape Company received the 33rd Annual Environmental Improvement Grand Award from the Associated Landscape Contractors of America for their design of the Holland Garden. Designed to complement the contemporary Texas hill country architectural style of the home, the garden reflects the clean modern lines of the residence by incorporating limestone and salvaged brick hardscaping and architectural plantings of bamboo, equisetum and red yucca juxtaposed with native plantings of cedar elm, sumac, yaupon, leucophyllum, rudbeckia and hesperaloe to soften the lines of hardscaping and provide privacy screening.
Additional garden features include a granite sculpture carved by Texan artist Jesús Moroles, and stone planters designed by Frank Lloyd Wright which are used throughout the property.
Entities associated with the garden include: Frank Welch (architect, 2000-2001); Paul Fields (landscape architect, 2000-2001); Jesus Moroles (sculptor, 2006); and Lambert's Landscape (landscape design, horticulturists, 2001).
The folder includes worksheets, architectural plans, and additional documentation.
This property is featured in Great American suburbs : the homes of the Park Cities, Dallas, by Virginia McAlester, Willis Winters, Prudence Mackintosh, and Steve Clicque, New York: Abbeville Press, 2008