Her Own Backyard

Debbie Gliksman designs outdoor spaces with the future in mind. “Although I try to give my gardens the good bones to last indefinitely, plants are not like furniture that stays as you bought it,” explains Gliksman, landscape designer and owner of Urban Oasis in Los Angeles, California. “A garden is a living thing with constant flux and change.”
When it came time to tackle her own property, she worked around the large swimming pool that dominated the yard. The pool is original to the house that was built by the understudy of Esther Williams (the famed swimming musical actress). Gliksman likes to entertain and spend time in the garden, but the configuration was far from user-friendly, so function was at the forefront of the redesign. Read more…

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