Patricia Michael, MFA
Landscape Designer and Permaculture Consultant

These photos illustrate a one-acre residential site in Austin, Texas. The Hill Country bioregion is semi-arid, with a bedrock of limestone shelf. One of the design goals was to create green spaces that do not need a lot of irrigation.

A view from the street. This used to be just a lawn.

The front of the main house

Front steps, looking toward the street
Side Entrance
One of the gardens

The arbor

Walkway into the arbor

Courtyard food and flower garden

The sports court

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