The long, anticipated dedication of the James and Paula Coburn Wellness Garden occurred on 5/21/11.
This memorial garden located in the Woodland Hills campus of the Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF) honors the life and work of film star James Coburn and wife Paula. The garden was designed to be a small, intimate space, promoting wellness, reflection and spirituality. The legacy of the Coburn Garden was meticulously designed, down to the smallest detail, with the strong guidance of the family as well as caretakers of the Coburn Foundation. The garden was first designed by Sitescapes several years ago to have a wood shade structure in a ying-yang pattern; however, through the Foundation’s connections, they were able to commission Kenneth Cobonpue, a famous furniture designer, to create the overhead out of synthetic wicker (similar material to outdoor patio furniture). This hands-on collaboration between designers and the foundation created a truly unique space worth experiencing.
Sitescapes has designed several other memorial gardens at the Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF) campus, including the Lew Wasserman Koi Pond, Katzenberg Pavilion and the Roddy McDowall Memorial Rose Garden.