Prarie Boulder Garden
This terraced rock garden sits on a large property with small areas of intensive use. The clients had imported over 900 tons of rock (some weighing over 13 tons) from Wyoming, so the garden was designed around the setting of these stones. Dakin engaged with nationally renowned Japanese garden designer Sadafumi Uchiyama for expertise and inspiration in the art rock placement. Resulting features included a three-tiered waterfall, pathways and rock placements that would create microcosms of interest and harmony within a large site. The garden explodes with the color from blooming groundcovers and boulder-hugging shrubs.