Yesterday my family and I had the pleasure of visiting the private garden of Little and Lewis here on Bainbridge Island. My parents were visiting from California, and the garden tour made for a nice local outing. Islanders George Little and David Lewis are sculptors, painters, gardeners – true artists. They are known for their signature watercolor concrete sculptors. The duo have now created two amazing private gardens on Bainbridge Island. Their first was open from 1992 to 2008 until the couple sold the home and gardens in 2008. Their current garden at their new home opened just last year in May of 2010.
From bird baths to garden plaques to fountains, their art can not only be seen in their own garden, but in many a garden on Bainbridge Island (and beyond). Being in real estate I have had the distinctive pleasure of seeing their work in many a garden – a nice little perk. Their website lists some of their classic pieces for sale, but I can tell you first hand that they also do creative custom pieces, especially in the fountain department.
Personally, I am a big fan of their Raven Fountains and their pomegranates, large and small. My kids enjoyed the chickens, a new addition to the Little and Lewis Garden. I must say they have one of the most artistic chicken coops on the island.
Their garden is open to the public about 5 times a year and also by appointment. Update – the links above have been disabled as their website is no longer active.
Thanks David and George for the tour.