Gaviota Street – Down a gravel lane sits the most perfect place for a wedding…and with Collette and Phil Kaplan as clients almost anything is possible. Bold and romantic is where this landscape has gone. The charming cottage with the enclosed courtyard was the first focus where we replaced the old arbor with a freestanding pergola fit for the ancient Wisteria. Followed by a new stone fountain, cobbles and formal boxes the design exploded and continued from there… We added an entire field of lavender and lined the drive with fruitless Olives. These give way to mixed borders of cottage flower gardens, trained rambunctious roses, a formal kitchen garden with rosemary hedges and herbs… and this is only half the story. In the back sits a barn turned studio and apartment above with a vineyard beside it. Next year we will be finishing the poolside lawns for one of the prettiest gems of the wine country that is just steps from downtown Los Olivos.