Des & Sandy Kennedy
1670 Pickles This rustic house and garden have been featured in numerous TV programs, books, magazines and calendars. Surrounded by woodlands, the now mature ornamental garden was created in an old clear cut, largely from seeds, cuttings and divisions. Along multiple levels, the garden cascades into a small valley extensively terraced with local sandstone. Evergreen shrubs provide structural all-season interest and combine with many exuberant roses, drought-tolerant grasses, perennials and ground-covers to create a big but low-maintenance garden that requires little watering. The whimsical small house within the garden is owner-built from mostly recycled and hand-hewn materials. A large vegetable garden and fruit trees give a year-round supply of organic produce.