Hillside Of Olives And Outdoor Rooms

Seaside Garden Designs

The three gardens that surround Greg and Barbara Siemon's hillside villa give a virtuoso performance that explores the range and spirit of Montecito's climate and all the major themes of the Mediterranean planting palette. At the end of a long drive, an ancient orchid cactus presides on a limestone bench. Just beyond, a gate opens to a stone-floored foyer and a stone wraparound seating area.There, beneath the wide branches of a native California oak, a banco offers a view of a full house of...