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Cornerstone Sonoma is a Showcase of World-Class Landscape Architecture in Northern California

by , 06/24/13

Cornerstone Sonoma, landscape architecture, gardens, sculpture park, landscape design

Daisy Border by Ken Smith

Many of the gardens and installations at Cornerstone Sonoma comment on the contrast between the natural and artificial worlds — none more so than Ken Smith’s “Daisy Border,” which consists of dozens of daisy pinwheels, which spin at a furious pace in the Northern California breeze.

Cornerstone Sonoma, landscape architecture, gardens, sculpture park, landscape design

The Wishing Garden by Mark Rios

At the Wishing Garden, visitors are invited to write a wish on a piece of tape and attach it to a circular metal trellis. “Each individual wish in our garden becomes part of a collective dream,” writes designer Mark Rios.

Cornerstone Sonoma, landscape architecture, gardens, sculpture park, landscape design

Eucalyptus Soliloquy by Walter Hood and Alma Dusolier

The Eucalyptus Soliloquy is a tribute to one of California’s most ubiquitous invasive species: the eucalyptus tree, which was originally brought from Australia to make railroad ties. The installation consists of three different walls, each of which are made from different components of the eucalyptus tree (leaves, bark and branches).

Cornerstone Sonoma, landscape architecture, gardens, sculpture park, landscape design

The Garden of Visceral Serenity by Yoji Sasaki

Perhaps the most relaxing garden at Cornerstone Sonoma is Yoji Sasaki’s Garden of Visceral Serenity, which visitors can enter on a beautiful path of long and narrow granite stones. At the rear of the garden is a small meditation box made of rusted metal.

+ Cornerstone Sonoma

All photos by Mark Andrew Boyer for Inhabitat. To view more photos of Cornerstone Sonoma, visit Inhabitat’s Flickr set.

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