• Shethar Memorial Garden Plan

    Shethar Memorial Garden

    
Tacoma, Washington

    Completed by Stephen Wheeler while with the SWA Group in Sausalito, California, the project received a Professional Award from the Central California Chapter of the ASLA in 1990. It was also published in Modern Landscape Architecture, Redefining the Garden, in 1991.
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    Shethar Memorial Garden

    
Tacoma, Washington

    Completed by Stephen Wheeler while with the SWA Group in Sausalito, California, the project received a Professional Award from the Central California Chapter of the ASLA in 1990. It was also published in Modern Landscape Architecture, Redefining the Garden, in 1991.

Built in memory of a Weyerhauser Corporation senior executive, the Shethar Memorial is a small, natural garden and a reflective gathering place. Large boulders and stone pavers were brought to the site to create the framework of the garden. A small fountain was designed to weep out of fissures in the rock and drain into a narrow stream bed at the edge of the garden. A rough hewn timber set within the garden provides seating adjacent to the fountain. Sited into a stand of mature douglas firs, the garden is landscaped with native salal and blends into the lush understory plantings.