Sequoia High School Japanese Tea Garden

Sequoia High School Japanese Tea Garden

Garden restoration project

BASE worked with the Sequoia Union High School District, the Sequoia High School faculty and alumni group to renovate and restore their Japanese Tea Garden.

The Tea Garden, which was originally part of the Dingee Estate, was built in the late 1800s. When the school district acquired the property, they designed the school around the Garden, recognizing it as a valuable resource for students and faculty. Over time, many renovations and additions have occurred, but ongoing maintenance has proved difficult. Once lush plantings became overgrown and many of the paths were disturbed by roots below, creating hazardous conditions.

BASE is worked with the project team to provide easy-to-maintain improvements for the Tea Garden, including pathway renovations which meet ADA standards, positive site drainage, the addition and remediation of plantings, and renovation or restoration of many of the Garden features including the gazebo, bridge, seating, and water feature.

Date: 2016
Status: Completed and Constructed
Location: Redwood City, California
Collaborators: 
Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) / project managers
Sequoia High School / tea garden committee 
Hohbach-Lewin / civil engineers

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The Gazebo Color Scheme is modeled after colors found on traditional Japanese Tea Houses.
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The Tea Garden, which was originally built as part of the Dingee Estate, dates back to the late 1800s.