I was lucky enough to visit his garden this summer on a Vancouver Hardy Plant Group tour and saw first hand the “jewels” that his latest book describes.
Succulents fill pots and bowls, and even sprout from walls and ledges. The colours of the walls and the materials used in the house and garden all serve to enhance the Mediterranean theme.
The pond, here seen from two different angles, lends a Moorish influence and reminds me of the gardens of the Alhambra.
The beauty of it all really is, dare I say, shocking. Hobbs has certainly pushed the envelope here, and it works.