STONE BRIDGE AND WATERFALL GARDEN
A classical stone bridge, two waterfalls that emerge from hidden springs, two ponds, nine stone benches, and pathways connecting the house to the rest of the garden compose the Mathey installation near the coast of Mendocino.
Christiansen-Arner brought in 250 tons of stone with some pieces weighing over 4 tons apiece. This garden was commissioned by well known rhododendron collectors Bob and Judy Mathey.
The overall completed design with the waterfalls and bridge appears to have been there for a hundred years. Christiansen-Arner told the Matheys that when the project was finished it would feel as if it had been there always.
This was our creative intent.