Alameda County Fairgrounds
APRIL 4 – 7, 2024

Garden Designer: Richard Radford & Sandy Ayers
Garden Creators: The Garden Route Company, South San Francisco, CA

gold medal

California Landscape Contractors Association Award


This representation of  “Going Wild” shows two opposite design philosophies. We present “Antithesis!” We go wild, but initially we present what has become the prevailing landscape design trend in urban culture – clean, contemporary, sensible, careful, behaved, calm, civilized, manageable, orderly, tidy, cultured, refined, and sophisticated. We then present “Going Wild”: agitate, encourage, incite, irritate, lose, release, surrender, allow, free, let go, liberate, mend, rebellious, exciting, interesting, unmanageable, untameable, and strong.