Layers and light

Alexander’s Crown

This series of gardens serves as a retreat property for an extended family. It sits amid 250 acres of prime Cabernet Sauvignon grapes on the hill, and is bordered by additional Sauvignon Blanc grapes near the Russian River. Restful garden rooms form a counterpoint to open vistas of the Alexander Valley beyond. Native, drought tolerant plants accent the landscape with seasonal color, while supporting local biodiversity.


Healdsburg, CA


Howard Backen


Marion Brenner and ACLA