Residential Gardens

Castle Creek Meadow

Aspen, Colorado

An alpine garden reflective of its natural environment

Purposefully organized, yet delightfully serendipitous, the landscape architecture reflects a studied balance of wildness and cultivation that is perfectly suited for the property’s use as a family retreat. Surface, shadow and structure in the landscape vary dramatically throughout the day and the season in the perpetually changing atmospheric conditions of this high mountain environment. Color, texture and changing light patterns in the garden are as much a part of the interior as the exterior. The garden’s appeal is accentuated through the articulation of indoor-outdoor living areas and focal points that effectively bridge the gap between built and borrowed landscape.

Services Provided: Site Analysis, Zoning & Land Use Approvals, Site Planning, Conceptual Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Permitting, Bidding/Negotiations, Construction Observation, Grading & Drainage Plans, Landscape Architecture


  • Regional Award for Landscape Design/Outdoor Living, LUXE RED Awards
  • Merit Award for Residential Design, ASLA Colorado


Backen Gillam Architects, Hansen Construction, Landscape Workshop