Thursday, July 20, 2017

Open Gardens: The Hyland / Beckman garden

Bob Hyland / Andrew Beckman garden (Portland, OR) 
On the way back from the Wisner/Orloff garden, I stopped at another Open Garden, that of  Bob Hyland and Andrew Beckman. It is located on a hillside overlooking the St. Johns area and nearby Sauvie Island with some nice views of several mountain peaks. 

The late afternoon sun was quite harsh and not the ideal situation for good photos. Much of the garden was shaded which helped.
Bob Hyland / Andrew Beckman garden (Portland, OR)
A long driveway leading down to the house is flanked by a beautiful border filled with grasses and perennials.

Bob Hyland / Andrew Beckman garden (Portland, OR)

Bob Hyland / Andrew Beckman garden (Portland, OR)




Bob Hyland / Andrew Beckman garden (Portland, OR)

Bob Hyland / Andrew Beckman garden (Portland, OR)

Bob Hyland / Andrew Beckman garden (Portland, OR)

Bob Hyland / Andrew Beckman garden (Portland, OR)

Bob Hyland / Andrew Beckman garden (Portland, OR)

Bob Hyland / Andrew Beckman garden (Portland, OR)

Bob Hyland / Andrew Beckman garden (Portland, OR)


Bob Hyland / Andrew Beckman garden (Portland, OR)

Bob Hyland / Andrew Beckman garden (Portland, OR)
I loved this Barberry - I am thinking that it is possibly Berberis darwinii but not certain.


Bob Hyland / Andrew Beckman garden (Portland, OR)

Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

8 comments:

  1. This garden looks like it is on a hilly area. I like the natural feel of this place. That big ball at the end is a fabulous sculpture.

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  2. That barberry is stunning. And I agree with Lisa; that sculpture is terrific. Perfect scale for outdoors.

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  3. I love how the long border along the driveway frames your entrance and then the rest of the garden unfolds as you walk around the garage. I've visited several times and it just keeps getting better!

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  4. Gardening on a slope seems so challenging to me; they did a wonderful job of it. The rock steps are kind of perfect; love them.

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  5. I visited a few years ago , it's a lovely garden !

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  6. Lovely, Phillip! Thanks for sharing these. Oh that [barberry] and the purple spilling down the hill! Nice to see it after having visited a couple years back, when younger. (The garden I mean! I suppose I was younger too...)

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  7. What a beautiful space. They work hard don't they? How is your Washington garden coming along? I'll go look at your Bloom Day post to see.~~Dee

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  8. I am still loading up on plants inspired by a visit to this garden a couple of years ago. Now if I could only emulate the perfect placement these guys exercise with apparent ease.

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