Our inspiration for this installation was to capture the feel, construction methods and design of the ancient world, while infusing a modern layout. Through the use of natural materials such as aged copper, reclaimed timbers, stones and prehistoric plantings, you’ll be taken back into time. Large scale water wall and light features and modern layout will make you feel at home in the present. This is "Modern Ancient". Enjoy!


  • Golden Gate Cup – Most overall meritorious exhibit. Best of Show. Recipient additionally receives a rotating trophy. The main judges award the Golden Gate Cup.
  • California Landscape Contractors Association Award – Exhibit that best demonstrates the integration of horticulture with structures and other hardscape elements of fine craftsmanship.
  • Pacific Horticulture Magazine Award – Garden that best demonstrates the regional nature of garden design.
  • San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum Society Award – Garden that best demonstrates best practices in sustainable materials, water use, and design.