Going Native Garden Tour 2011

The Nancy Hertert Memorial Native Plant Demonstration Garden (8 photos)

Garden #33, Cupertino

 

While this garden is open all year round, visiting it during the tour day provides an opportunity to ask the docents about any particularly interesting plants or features.

Address: 22221 McClellan Rd, Cupertino (click the address to show it on a map).

Directions: 1. Going north on 85, exit at Stevens Creek Blvd and turn left on Stevens Creek Blvd (if going south on 85, turn right on Stevens Creek).
2. Take the first left on Bubb Road.
3. Take a right on McClellan Ranch (approx. 0.6 miles). McClellan Ranch Park will be on the right (approx. 0.7 miles).

Showcase Features: Situated along side the beautiful, riparian corridor of Stevens creek, this native plant demonstration garden, maintained by volunteers, is a wildlife paradise. Enjoy the beautiful and well designed habitat, supported by bird baths, a variety of bird feeders plus bird houses along the nearby trail within the Nature Preserve. A rich collection of natives provide shelter and food for the many visiting wildlife throughout the year.

Other Garden Attractions: Manzanitas, a holly-leaf cherry, chamise, bush anemone, ground cover sage, and California fuchsia enliven the sunny parts of the garden. A majestic, old live oak and mature Monterey pines offer shade and shelter further afield. The garden is is situated in McClellan Ranch Park in front of the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Headquarters, which includes an education center, walking paths, and public restrooms.

Gardening for Wildlife: Next to Steven's Creek, the garden is visited by deer, quail, woodpeckers, finches, birds, bees, butterflies and many other creatures.

Garden Talk: Casual QandA of lessons learned during the recent restoration of the garden

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 4

Garden Size: 1050 sq ft

Designer: Volunteers
Installer: Volunteers

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