Viriditas Luxury Landscape Design Company, Boulder, Denver, Colorado

Garden of the Aerie

The Dream

The goal of this mountain estate garden was to integrate the home with the land, and take advantage of the amazing 360-degree views.

The Challenge

The challenge to construction was the rocky, steep-sloped mountain terrain. The artistic challenge was delivering a garden that would live up to its dramatic setting.

The Garden

To seamlessly integrate the garden into the home and setting, Viriditas created several natural-looking moss rock outcroppings, blending them up into the stone of the house and continuing them onto the patios.

Similarly, we designed the water feature to naturally — and quietly — emanate from the upper patio. From there it wraps around the back of the home and links three separate patio areas.

For landscaping, the client did not want any plants next to the house, so we developed the imagery of the natural rock outcropping. The beautiful native alpine flowers in a low grass meadow subtly connect the home to the vast open space around it. Colorado perennials, native shrubs, character pines, and specialty conifers round out a native look.

The garden en masse — front, back and sides — grounds the home and gives a foreground connection to the vast panorama. The view from every room in the house was enhanced by our work.

This Grand Award winning xeriscape garden is an excellent example of the kind of sustainable luxury garden that is a Viriditas specialty.