Claude Cormier gave new life to a diseased tree that was to be removed by applying 70,000 sky-blue Christmas Balls. This has got to be my favorite of the exhibits.
This installation was contributed by students of UC Davis and addresses the question of what man's relationship is to the earth and the divine.
If one were an ant, a pebble might seem as big as a hill. That is the perception that Marco Antonini, Robeto Capecci and Rafaella Sini of Land 1 created in their exhibit.
This exhibit is by Mario Schjetan, one of the leading architects and landscape architects in Mexico.
This willow labyrinth is by Bay Area landscape designer Andrea Cochran.
This installation called "Garden Play" was designed by environmental artist, Topher Delaney of SEAM Studio
This beautifully patterened garden space was created by Yoji Sasaki.
These photos capture only a few of the amazing gardens at Cornerstone. You must experience them all! And when you are finished with your tour, there are some really fantastic shops in the same compound. The largest of these is Artefact Design and Salvage, and I have to say if you can't get to everything you want to in the area, you should at least see this shop. Here is a small taste of what you can find here:
Known for their large scale garden ornaments and architectural salvage, they also have a large gift and home decor collection. They have really embodied the "California" aesthetic here.
I think this is one of my favorite places in all of Sonoma and Napa. And there are many places to love!
The other shops in Cornerstone Place include: New Leaf Gallery, Opia Home, Zipper Gifts, and Translations. If you get hungry stop for a bite at Blue Tree Cafe. All shops can be explored through the Cornerstone Place website.