Rhoda and I arrived at the Cornerstone Gardens on May 6th. This assemblage of small gardens designed by a roster of international landscape architects and designers gives Cornerstone its distinction; a gallery of contemporary gardens, including the pollinator garden, the barn, the cocktail garden, and the serenity garden, to name a few, all within an upscale outdoor retail setting. Nestled throughout Cornerstone are boutique retail shops, wine tasting rooms, and high-end restaurants.
Sunset, a lifestyle magazine focusing on western United States homes, cooking, gardening, and travel, uses the Cornerstone property for test kitchens and an outdoor demonstration kitchen. Sunset subscribers may recognize a few of the garden designs featured in the Spring 2021 issue.
During my visit, several garden spaces were being installed (under wraps, of course) for the upcoming Fall issue.
You can peruse the magazine online at Sunset Magazine - Living in the West
To schedule your docent-private tour of the gardens visit Contact — Cornerstone Sonoma