This is a full backyard renovation that we recently did in Fort Greene. Our client came to us with the idea of a U-shaped retaining wall with a water feature and a large enough patio space to entertain plenty of guests. Here are some pics of how it came out.
During the renovations, the homeowner found this ornate, iron fireplace plate and wanted to incorporate it into the design somehow. So we decided to make it the face of the weeping wall water feature.
The site had three existing River Birch trees and a Japanese "Bloodgood Maple" that the homeowner wanted to keep, so they acted as the backbone of the garden as we worked around them and incorporated them into our design. We also installed a number of drought-tolerant and native species including an Eastern Redbud.