Photo by A. Geron
Rishpon is an aged agricultural village being gradually transformed into wealthy residencies and this project was no exception to the trend. Initially, the owners did not care for the vast back yard that had a stable and some old trees and wished to complement the contemporary design of the new house with a 1.5-acre flat lawn surrounded by exposed concrete wall. Driven by the desire to preserve about 30 existing trees, through many meetings and presentations, we managed to interest the owners with other concepts. The result was a serene, monochromatic garden that starts with a large grassy area around the pool and dissolves into narrow paths between perennials and trees allowing for quiet strolls and fruit picking.
I have managed the project from the conceptual design to construction oversight including client liaison and coordination with the architect and the advising team. The vegetation plan was done in collaboration with Ofer Rappaport, a member of Zur-Wolf team.