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Brooks Kolb’s Sustainable Landscapes Highlighted in Alaska Airlines Magazine

In the July 13 issue of Alaska Airlines Magazine entitled “Home Green Home:  the benefits of sustainable living,” Seattle Landscape Architect Brooks Kolb contributed his thoughts on “gardening with a sustainable thumb.”  Accompanied by a photograph of Brooks Kolb’s Laurelhurst Hillside Garden, the article summarizes some of the leading principles of energy conservation in residential

Brooks Kolb Landscape Featured in “Coastal Living” Magazine

Brooks Kolb’s landscape design for a weekend getaway home on Hood Canal is featured in the October, 2013 issue of “Coastal Living” Magazine. The on-line story, titled “A Quaint Retreat,”  displays only this dining room image looking out to the canal and the Olympic Mountains beyond, but the print version includes several exterior shots showcasing

The Garden at “Le Sousmont” in France

Seattle landscape architect Brooks Kolb writes: In the summer between my junior and senior years of high school, I had spent a couple of months in France with my French great aunt, first at her apartment in Paris, and then at her country home in the small town of St. Aignan-sur-Cher. Located in the heart

The Finn Hill Meadows Garden at Maturity

At least twelve years have passed since landscape construction was completed at the Finn Hill Meadows Garden. Designed by Seattle landscape architect Brooks Kolb for a client with a passion for plants and gardening, this unique landscape surrounds a large house on a circular lot. The centerpiece of the garden is two water features –

“Growing Gracefully” – A Brooks Kolb North Capitol Hill Garden Featured in “Pacific NW” Magazine

The Entry Gates – all photos by Seattle Times Photographer, Mike Siegel Seattle Landscape Architect Brooks Kolb was once again featured in the Seattle Times’ “Pacific NW” Magazine on September 7, 2014, in an article by the noted Times garden writer, Valerie Easton. Titled “Growing Gracefully, A Redesign mixes the best of old and new,”

Brooks Kolb’s Hood Canal Garden featured in the Seattle Times “Pacific NW” Magazine

Seattle Landscape Architect Brooks Kolb’s landscape renovation for a site in tiny Holly, on Hood Canal, was featured in the October 19, 2014 Fall Home Design issue of the Seattle Times’ “Pacific NW” Magazine. Owner Paige Stockley’s enthusiasm for Holly and for the amazing waterfront property she found and purchased there proved exactly the catalyst

2015 – Year of the Waterfall?

2015 may be the Year of the Goat, but in Seattle Landscape Architect Brooks Kolb’s world, it’s the year of the waterfall.  Brooks currently has five waterfalls and ponds on the boards, in communities as diverse as Anacortes, Bellevue, Redmond, Medina and Seattle.  Whether it’s the sound of water rushing over rock or the dazzle

You’re Invited to an Open House at the Hunts Point Garden

The Hunts Point house featuring a garden designed by Seattle landscape architect Brooks Kolb is now on the market, with a signature open house scheduled for this coming Saturday, January 24, and Sunday, January 25, from 1:00 to 4:00.Brooks will be on hand at this special event hosted by Wangness Connections, along with interior designer

Brooks Kolb’s Finn Hill Meadows Garden Makes the Cover!

In an issue titled “Classic Gardens Stand the Test of Time,” Seattle Landscape Architect Brooks Kolb’s Finn Hill Meadows Garden was featured on the cover of the February 8, 2015 issue of the Seattle Times’ “Pacific NW” magazine. The cover photograph shows the moss-covered woodland waterfall on the uphill side of the house, built by

Seattle Landscape Architect Brooks Kolb’s Mercer Island Garden Featured in Issue #22 of “Gray” Magazine

Designed by SHKS Architects, the Yoga Studio at Brooks Kolb’s Mercer Island Garden was featured in “Gray” Magazine. Here’s a link:http://issuu.com/graymag/docs/gray_n0._22_jj15/93?e=3579295/13295684 Brooks designed a garden of native and ornamental ferns around the Yoga Studio, with nurse logs on the forest floor. The building appears to float above the ground. Here’s a photograph of the landscape