The Amphitheater, streams and pond viewed from a distance.
       
     
A look at the lush planting around the streams.
       
     
The Mirman School Pond & Outdoor Classroom
       
     
Red Tail Hawk bathing in the Mirman School Stream
       
     
The Mirman School Stream with lush plantings.
       
     
The walkway adjacent to the pondless waterfall stream.
       
     
A natural stream with incredible attention to detail.
       
     
Large boulders & California Native Plants complete the Mirman School Stream.
       
     
The Mirman School Pond has fish caves on the bottom for them to hide in.
       
     
The Pond has mosquito fish, goldfish & turtles.
       
     
The natural waterfall and pond look like they have always been there.
       
     
The MIrman School Pond has beautiful underwater lighting.
       
     
One of many events held near the Mirman School Water Feature.
       
     
The pathway leads up from the pond to the Amphitheater we created.
       
     
The stream and pond viewed from above.
       
     
The entrance to the Amphitheater, with an inspiring view.
       
     
The Amphitheater side view.  It can seat @50 students comfortably.
       
     
A view of the Mirman School from the Amphitheater.
       
     
The 'Teachers Stone' is an @1,100 lb. stone that we set perfectly level.
       
     
We used large boulders to make the stream & waterfalls look natural.
       
     
Driftwood helps the streams to feel real.
       
     
It is very rewarding to see the parents and kids interacting with nature.
       
     
The Amphitheater, streams and pond viewed from a distance.
       
     
The Amphitheater, streams and pond viewed from a distance.

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!

A look at the lush planting around the streams.
       
     
A look at the lush planting around the streams.

This picture was taken in early Spring, at the Mirman School.  The stream and falls are dancing through tough but beautiful plants.

The Mirman School Pond & Outdoor Classroom
       
     
The Mirman School Pond & Outdoor Classroom

The outdoor classroom can be seen in the top left corner, above the pond.

Red Tail Hawk bathing in the Mirman School Stream
       
     
Red Tail Hawk bathing in the Mirman School Stream

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.

The Mirman School Stream with lush plantings.
       
     
The Mirman School Stream with lush plantings.

We used local stone and native plants in this 100' long Pondless Waterfall.

The walkway adjacent to the pondless waterfall stream.
       
     
The walkway adjacent to the pondless waterfall stream.
A natural stream with incredible attention to detail.
       
     
A natural stream with incredible attention to detail.

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.

Large boulders & California Native Plants complete the Mirman School Stream.
       
     
Large boulders & California Native Plants complete the Mirman School Stream.

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. 

The Mirman School Pond has fish caves on the bottom for them to hide in.
       
     
The Mirman School Pond has fish caves on the bottom for them to hide in.

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.  

The Pond has mosquito fish, goldfish & turtles.
       
     
The Pond has mosquito fish, goldfish & turtles.

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. 

The natural waterfall and pond look like they have always been there.
       
     
The natural waterfall and pond look like they have always been there.

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 MIrman School Pond has beautiful underwater lighting.
       
     
The MIrman School Pond has beautiful underwater lighting.

The night lighting is enchanting & amazing, both inside and outside the Pond and Water Feature on the hill...

One of many events held near the Mirman School Water Feature.
       
     
One of many events held near the Mirman School Water Feature.

A view from the outdoor classroom of the Mirman School Pond and their campus.

The pathway leads up from the pond to the Amphitheater we created.
       
     
The pathway leads up from the pond to the Amphitheater we created.

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.

The stream and pond viewed from above.
       
     
The stream and pond viewed from above.

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.

The entrance to the Amphitheater, with an inspiring view.
       
     
The entrance to the Amphitheater, with an inspiring view.

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 Amphitheater side view.  It can seat @50 students comfortably.
       
     
The Amphitheater side view. It can seat @50 students comfortably.

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 from the Amphitheater.
       
     
A view of the Mirman School from the Amphitheater.

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.

The 'Teachers Stone' is an @1,100 lb. stone that we set perfectly level.
       
     
The 'Teachers Stone' is an @1,100 lb. stone that we set perfectly level.

A view of the hillside planting, streams, pond & outdoor classroom from the beautiful 'Teachers Stone', at the Mirman School.

We used large boulders to make the stream & waterfalls look natural.
       
     
We used large boulders to make the stream & waterfalls look natural.

Polygonum ground cover cascades down boulders as the water cascades with them...  We love using branches and logs to naturalize our DreamScape water features.

Driftwood helps the streams to feel real.
       
     
Driftwood helps the streams to feel real.

The stream making its final bend before dancing into the pond.

It is very rewarding to see the parents and kids interacting with nature.
       
     
It is very rewarding to see the parents and kids interacting with nature.

Love it when the Mirman School holds events for the parents and kids to explore this magical masterpiece together!