Central Garden

"God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures."
Francis Bacon, philosopher and Lord Chancellor of England, 1561 – 1626

Townhouses are positioned for maximum connection to the Central Garden.
Bella Terra's 60,000 square foot Central Garden is a lush, bountiful feast for the senses. Ponds and waterfalls highlight an artfully designed garden of trees, shrubs, foliage and flowers -- all connected by a private path system with multiple viewpoints and benches.

Each townhome is designed and positioned for maximum connection to the Central Garden, with a direct view of multiple water features and a beautiful variety of trees and plants. Fruits, vegetables and herbs are woven throughout the ornamental plants in the Garden to provide residents with fresh food -- nurturing body and spirit.

The sights, sounds and scents of this 500' x 120' garden provide a feeling of serenity and peace -- a lovely centerpiece to the life of Bella Terra's residents.

Contained within the Central Garden is a Contemplative Grotto, offering complete privacy for reflection, meditation or quiet conversation. Surrounded on three sides by rock walls and earth, with a columnar basalt wall shielding the entrance, the Grotto is out of the view of residents on their patios or walking on the paths along the Central Garden. A specially designed metal roof that compliments the townhome roofing covers the majority of the Grotto, providing protection from the weather and a powerful visual addition to the garden.

Water flows from the Grotto’s back wall, then drops into a lower basin and to ground-level where it creates a stream into the garden’s ponds. Benches and low-level lighting enable residents to enjoy the Grotto after dark while still maintaining the peaceful setting.

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