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Collaborative, Holistic Landscape Design

How Gill Garden Center & Akasha Yoga created a dreamy landscape design

Words and Photos by: Gill Garden Center + Landscape Co.

Akasha Yoga is a great example of a collaborative design between property owners and Gill’s landscape designer Harry Villarreal. The owners’ vision for Akasha was to harmonize and integrate the indoor and outdoor spaces. To compliment the modern interior design, the owners used earthy, grounding updates to the exterior including the wooden sign, steel planter boxes, and a gabion rock wall out front.


Harry had the task of tying the existing design elements together with carefully chosen plantings. The owners knew they wanted a low-maintenance landscape with a strong visual impact to accent the clean lines of the space, so Harry kept it minimal:  a decomposed granite bed with a single line of Blue Glow Agave and Hedgehog Aloe, Orange Bulbine that can take the heat of the steel planter boxes, and soft Purple Fountain Grass to frame the corner of the gabion wall.

 Such a fun, collaborative project for Gill’s that we get to drive by and see on Airline Road every day!