September 8, 2015 by: Dan and Kara Burian
New Gardens at Country Willows Inn!
We're so excited to share our new gardens, deck, and gazebo with you! This extensive renovation of our gardens and pool area began last winter and was completed in mid summer. Although there were many challenges, we are simply thrilled with how the project turned out!
The picture to the right was taken prior to starting the project. As you can see, the pool deck and surrounding land areas were deeply in need of some love and creativity before we began. The salmon colored retaining wall around the pool needed to go as well. As often happens with projects, one thing lead to another and it wasn't long before we made plans to renovate the entire pool and garden area!
As you can see from the photo to the right, some things need to be
broken before they could become beautiful. Our old cement pool decking was carved with a cement saw and broken apart in preparation for the future koi ponds. Other photos show some of the challenges we had with controlling the vast amounts of ground water that constantly drains from springs on the hillside.
It only took six months of tractors, mud, rocks, and countless hours of planning, but our new gardens are finally complete! The trickle stream, koi ponds, and waterfall are now the centerpiece of a lovely new garden space surrounded by flower beds, walking paths, a flagstone patio, and a spacious three-tier pool deck with a lovely gazebo.
Please enjoy the photos of our new gardens photos below. We hope to see you at the inn soon!