Description Of This Tour
How can we build, and garden, and still leave space for nature? Join local architect Chris Allen, and landscape designer Diane Ransom, as they tour two custom designed homes in Naramata that manage to weave architecture and gardens into the natural landscape. The tour will begin in the village of Naramata, at a house built in 2014 adjacent to Naramata Creek. The house divides the lot into a wild zone and food forest against the creek, and a cultivated zone which engages with the street life of the village. The group will then carpool up the hill to Smethurst Road, where a new house is being built in a secluded glade overlooking the Naramata Creek Canyon.