Beautiful Gardens in Belmont – My First Stop
I have been away from my gardening blog for too long. But it is spring here in Northern California and there are so many beautiful gardens in bloom that I decided to grab the camera and walk around my neighborhood in Belmont and take pictures of some of the more inspiring gardens. I plan to do this for the next few weeks, so come take a walk with me and enjoy the best of Belmont!
One thing you should know about Belmont is that we live on a rocky ridge overlooking the San Francisco bay. We don’t have much space for gardening, so I am so appreciative of those who carve out a little space for beauty. We also have a whole lot of deer who are not very picky about what they eat, which adds even more challenge to public garden spaces.
Which brings me to my first garden on my walk. I run by here almost every week and it is hard to not be stopped by this lovely garden. A tiny little front-yard space is packed with so much detail, it will be difficult for me to do it justice with my camera.
Let’s start with the view as you approach from the street. This lot is so steep that there is a bridge to the house, just out of sight on the left in this picture. I love the tiny Japanese maples in the front that will add color and height over time.
The second view is coming the other way on the street. You can see the small bridge that replicates the real bridge to the house.
Believe it or not, there are multiple water features in this tiny little garden. It is one of the many things about this garden that draws me in. You can see two basins in these pictures, but there is also a small fountain of running water that I neglected to capture.
My final picture here shows you the amazing attention to detail in this garden. Each stone is carefully placed and the plantings carefully selected for their size and shape.
Thanks for joining me on my tour of inspirational tiny gardens!