The Gathering Table

Menlo Park, CA

Organized on a diagonal to activate the space, this family garden is composed of 3 areas that spark family time as 3 generations harvest, cook and come together.
Outdoor dining and cooking are nestled under a leafy canopy and are calmed by water running over a custom cor-ten fountain. The lower garden opens into inviting gathering spaces. A cantilevered wood bench wraps around a low concrete fire pit, the center for marshmallows & family discussion after dinner. The edible garden includes fruit trees, galvanized steel trough planters and hog-wire panels supporting kiwi vines.

Arterra Team: Kate Stickley, Elizabeth Polana
Landscape Contractor: Jim Redman, Elements Landscape
Photographer: Michele Lee Willson Photography