The Monet

The Artist’s Gardens

The Monet Condominium, North York, Ontario

This condominium garden landscape design reflects the beauty and diversity of the artistic brush strokes of the master, Monet. The sculpture garden features an artist impression of the artist’s painted garden bridge. In the central garden, a pool of water on the upper patio falls over the edge of the clubhouse to a reflecting pool below.

Status: Built

The waterfall is winterized to form an ice sculpture in the winter. Lush plantings of flowering trees and shrubs and perennials surround the pools while water lilies add color to the pools themselves.

The Waterfall <br> Monet’s paintings are celebrated with water lilies and lush plantings.  A feature waterfall creates a visual distraction and calming.  Stepping stones through the ponds provide close contact with the water and its plantings.

The Entry Court  <br> The waterfall design animates the entrance plaza.  It is the entries focal point and pedestrianizes this vehicular drop off.  The waterfall is designed to work 12 months of the year, with the winter weather freezing the ice into a columnar sculpture.

The Courtyard <br> Lush plantings fill the surrounding gardens.  Trees are under laid with a broad range of ornament shrubs and perennials to establish season interest throughout the year.

Monet’s Bridge <br>The design incorporates an artist’s amplified version of Monet’s bridge in a sculpture.  The sculpture is set in a plaza with river like references to material selection and placement.


The Bridge Details <br>The ‘bridge’ architectural details and garden.  Roughhewn lumber has been used in concert with brightly painted metal frames to create the sculpture.  The smooth lines of the bridge are contrasted with the organic forms of the natural materials.

The Bridge at night <br> Site Lighting highlight the curves of the exaggerated angles of the bridge.