Slope ApproachSlope PREV 2/11 NEXT Slope Approach Pretty plants and trees make quick work of a steep incline. The design of a slope is as much about the approach as it is about the angle of the hill; here, a grass path sinuously curves around plantings to draw visitors toward the stairs. Retaining walls present a garden conundrum: How do you dress them up without them looking fussy? A series of simple metal trellis and flowering vines does the trick here.

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Slope ApproachSlope PREV 2/11 NEXT Slope Approach Pretty plants and trees make quick work of a steep incline. The design of a slope is as much about the approach as it is about the angle of the hill; here, a grass path sinuously curves around plantings to draw visitors toward the stairs. Retaining walls present a garden conundrum: How do you dress them up without them looking fussy? A series of simple metal trellis and flowering vines does the trick here.

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