Wayne J. Bingham Designer

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The Smith-Bingham Garden Wall, Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Our garden wall was built to replace a deteriorating retaining wall and to enclose our urban backyard.

After returning from a strawbale and earthen plaster workshop in Canelo, Arizona, I was so enthused about the plaster techniques I had learned that I adapted them to the concrete block wall. We capped the top with recycled glazed tile to keep it dry and direct rain away from the plaster.

The privacy and beauty of the garden wall serve as a natural backdrop to the garden within and has been a source of pleasure for several years.