improvised stacked stone benches and a secret circle

Pat Brodie

Pat Brodie

Landscape Designer Pat Brodie recently sent us pictures of her very cool stacked stone bench inspired by a passing vision:

I was at the stone yard with my client looking at stones for her garden when we saw stones randomly stacked on a pallet and I noticed that it was suggestive of a sofa. We purchased the pallet but of course when we got it to the site we had to reinvent the stacking and came up with this very comfortable seat. It makes me laugh. 

We LOVE the massive, primal, very inviting bench (with foot rest!)  AND the way it came about.

 

Brodie also devised a clever seat built into a retaining wall. (When we wander around in nature, we’d love to find spots like these to lounge on and take everything in. Brodie is clearly a kindred spirit).
retaining wall bench

Pat Brodie

She also devised a rather druidic circle, hidden in a glade….
stacked stone circle

Pat Brodie

Thanks Pat!