Here is a view of the whole project! Amphitheater on top left, leading into streams and completing with the 100' long Pondless Waterfall on the right hand side. My crew & I put @400,000 lbs. of indigenous stone on that hill to create this DreamScape masterpiece!
This picture was taken in early Spring, at the Mirman School. The stream and falls are dancing through tough but beautiful plants.
The outdoor classroom can be seen in the top left corner, above the pond.
This DreamScape Water Feature is so naturalistic that a Red Tail Hawk is cleaning itself & perhaps taking a drink in this incredibly naturalistic 100' long stream.
We used local stone and native plants in this 100' long Pondless Waterfall.
We designed this naturalistic, 100' long stream and Pondless Waterfall to invite children to explore the nature, without climbing in it. The attention to detail that we put into every project is clear in this picture.
There are stones in this project that weigh more than many cars! We used a Backhoe to move all of these gigantic stones into place.
There are fish caves in this natural pond. You see the hole in the bottom left of the picture? That is one area where they can go down to hide from their predators.
Every season brings another side to the character of this pond. This is the view of the pond from the outdoor classroom. We designed it to be visible, but not accessible, to keep the children out at this wonderful school.
We put short plants adjacent to the pond, to keep the view of it as open as possible. I love the different colors and textures of the water plants in this picture.
The night lighting is enchanting & amazing, both inside and outside the Pond and Water Feature on the hill...
A view from the outdoor classroom of the Mirman School Pond and their campus.
We kept the plants nice and short along the decomposed granite pathway, so the kids and parents can get a great view of the pond when walking by.
This is a view of the streams, pond and outdoor classroom from atop the hill, when we first planted it. We later created our amazing stone amphitheater where this picture was taken from.
This is our 50 student Amphitheater we created with local stone, tan mortar and decomposed granite. It is very inspiring to view the campus, as well as the San Fernando Valley down below from this beautiful area.
The precision in this project was very challenging to manifest. We basically had to perfectly blend the grades and levels of the Amphitheater in with the existing hillside. It was very hard, but well worth the grit it brought out of myself and my crew. I am very proud of this project.
A view of the Mirman School campus from our DreamScape Amphitheater. Check out the 'teachers stone' in the middle of the picture. It is 1,100 lbs. of perfect flat bench stone, set on a bed of concrete.
A view of the hillside planting, streams, pond & outdoor classroom from the beautiful 'Teachers Stone', at the Mirman School.
Polygonum ground cover cascades down boulders as the water cascades with them... We love using branches and logs to naturalize our DreamScape water features.
The stream making its final bend before dancing into the pond.
Love it when the Mirman School holds events for the parents and kids to explore this magical masterpiece together!