Growing Natives Garden Tour 2012

Menlo Park Habitat Garden (9 photos)

Garden #5, Menlo Park


Showcase Features: Wildlife habitat is the theme of this garden, where the front yard was designed by the homeowner, and the back yard by a landscape professional. A large variety of natives can be found here from wildflowers to trees, flat areas to mounds.

The designer will be on site during the tour.

Other Garden Attractions: A spacious grassland meadow with a different variety of grasses and sedges, accented by a Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Snow Flurry', is the center of the back yard. A meandering step stone path encircles the meadow and provides access to and a way to explore the outskirts of the back yard, offering more native treasures as well as edible and potted plants. Two of the rain gutters have been diverted into a seasonal pond--a depression filled with pebbles and rocks.

Gardening for Wildlife: This is a habitat garden, offering food, shelter, water and places to raise young. Many species of birds and insects, as well as newts and squirrels enjoy the landscape.

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 2

Garden Size: 4200 sq ft

Designer: Andrea Hurd
Installer: Mariposa Gardening & Design and Earthcare Landscaping

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