A garden can be anything from the overzealous to the minimal. Below is a tribute to the suggestion, rather than the full expression, of what a garden can be.
A London house and garden from architect John Pawson, 1999: A landscape showcasing the value of very well-placed one.
The Xiao-Yen house by San Francisco and Hawaii based architect Craig Steely: The sparse and arid rooftop garden opens to spectacular 360° views of the city, this particular one directed at hilltop Culver City Park.
Below, a narrow plot is given extended depth as the garden continues onto the house's façade.
Here, same concept, different setting: Lush planting gives an illusion of space.
Below, a well-stocked planter in a house by Los Angeles architect A. Quincy Jones. Known as a pioneer in the area of greenbelts, Jones applies the concept here in micro-version.
Hope is the thing with feathers. Sometimes, only a few feathery stalks are hope enough for an entire garden.