The annual Miami Beach Garden Tour, organized by the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, featured six outstanding private gardens scattered around Miami Beach this year, and Curbed photog Karli Evans went along to see the horticultural show. Click on through for the whole tour!
The renovation of this 1950s home on San Marino Island, including the garden, was just completed in April of 2014. The garden, begun from a blank slate of rubble and dirt, includes a rose garden with 15 different specimens, a 75 foot lap pool flanked by Sylvester palms, and African Tulip and Sausage trees.
This 1939 Art Deco home on South Beach's Lenox Avenue has been on the garden tour before, but new additions include pebble walkways and water gardens inspired by the tropical rainforests of Asia.
This house, built in 1936 by architect Carlos Schoeppl on Sunset Island I's Lucerne Avenue, was renovated and restored in 2014. It is surrounded by a garden by landscape architect Perry Guillot. Highlights include the bougainvillea and Art Deco fountain in the front yard, and the pool and outdoor entertaining areas behind. It's now on the market.
Originally designed by Lewis Aqui in 1998, this garden on Sunset Island I's Northview Drive with its kidney-shaped pool and midcentury styling flanks an Art Deco house.
"Villa Kasmar" on North Bay Road has recently gone through a major overhaul by its current owners. The front garden and courtyard, with its gurgling fountain, includes two magnolia trees, Alexander Palms, mondo grass, a lignum vitae tree, and bougainvillea. The backyard is lined by fishtail palms, clusia trees, and flowering plants.
This garden, on 47th Street, includes a 'rainforest' front yard area with a collection of exceedingly rare and endangered palms leading a water garden in the courtyard, with Art Deco waterfall cascade salvaged from the facade of an old building in Chicago. Through the Art Deco house, the rear garden looks out over Lake Surprise. The landscaping was designed by Barry Miller of Savino & Miller.
· The Great Outdoors coverage [Curbed Miami]