As a residential landscape architect, I have always been intrigued by Thomas Church. This photo of his design, known as the Dewey Donnell garden, is one that we studied in school and has always stuck in my head. His designs seem to define the term "simply classic."
Church's style soon began to redefine the California landscape by introducing the modern movement. He understood that gardens should be an extension of the home and created outdoor living spaces and garden rooms. He successfully merged the idea of "form follows function" with decorative style pleasing to those who use the space.
In his career he designed more than 2000 gardens.