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But the farther reaches of the garden saw more original interventions, such as double herbaceous borders on crazily sloping ground, and a wonderful narrow brick pathway which links upper and lower sections of the garden.The highly original architectural detailing, in stone, wood and metal, is a constant diversion and there are numerous moments of delightful surprise.Sometimes known as El Novillero, this iconic garden in Sonoma Valley, northern California, was designed by Thomas Church for the Donnell family in 1937.
The oasis feel is enhanced by mature trees such as date palms, citrus and pomegranates, while cycads, roses and hollyhocks produce a delightfully incongruous edge.
The garden was largely the creation of Mrs Mildred Bliss, wife of a high-ranking American diplomat, working in long-term collaboration - from 1920 - with the designer Beatrix Farrand, who also hailed from the American aristocracy.
A series of brick terraces were planned as a way of coping with the extreme gradient falling away from the house, and these were realised in typical Arts and Crafts style as garden rooms.
The Huntington's cacti collection was developed in the early 20th century by William Hertrich, the reputedly irascible German director of gardens.
It grew up in piecemeal fashion on its six-acre undulating site with wide, road-like paths meandering between giant stands of tall cacti, offset by large clumps of pin-cushion, barrel and other forms, including numerous rare specimens.