This garden near a new lodging is on a cliff surrounded by sea on all sides.

Previously the terrain was a vineyard and was covered by the rests of the walls stacked up to compensate the differences in the levels and serve as a protection against the violent winds coming from the sea.

We have restored the walls piecemeal, rearranging and redesigning them with beveled edges and indentations that create perspectives and give to the whole a more contemporary aspect.

The swimming pool was made from a local lava stone and protected by two high walls that create an exceptional effect. The paths and the terraces are also in lava stone, cut in different formats and creating an attractive motif.

Scattered in the terrain are several sheltered themed gardens such as a pleasure garden with a vast collection of proteas flowers, a jungle garden which evokes the botanical abundance of tropical vegetation, an ornamental kitchen garden and a ‘sea garden’ with, among others, bromeliads, agaves, and agapanthus. We have also planted a new vineyard which recalls the history of the place.

Azores, Portugal
0.77 ha
In collaboration with:
Marcq interior architects

© 2020 Erik Dhont