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San Diego County Master Gardeners present
Saturday, October 1, 2011
10 am - 4 pm
Tour the gardens of Master Gardeners
Here’s a preview of the eight gardens on the tour.
This garden has a diverse collection of plants including herbs, vegetables, fruit trees and California natives. Jim’s (Hanna’s husband) lath house complements the garden and contains orchids, epiphyllums and staghorn ferns.
This beach cottage garden has been transformed into a sustainable and water- wise landscape. It features drought-tolerant plants, vegetables, herbs and fruit trees.
The design and plantings in this garden are based on sustainability. It is the only garden on the street without a lawn. In the front garden, succulents circle palm trees. The back garden includes a courtyard with a collection of potted succulents.
This garden has been transformed into an outdoor living room with an entertainment area near the swimming pool. It also includes a potager or kitchen garden and a compost heap, both located in the back of the garden.
In this garden, companion plantings include edibles, perennials and succulents. An inviting courtyard introduces this compact garden that shows how vertical gardening increases the visual appeal of a small space.
This contemporary coastal garden is planted with an abundance of California natives and water-wise plantings. The canopy of a 100-year-old ficus tree shades a gazebo in the lovely back garden. This garden is another grass-free approach to garden design.
Plantings in this garden are complemented by sculptural art pieces and the architecture of the home. The plantings provide a restful and calming ambience. A vegetable garden is an added highlight of the garden.
This garden reflects many years of organic, eco-friendly and drought-tolerant gardening. Found garden art and a chicken coop made of recycled materials add to the ambiance, while rain harvesting and gray water irrigation help conserve water.
In addition to the Master Gardener gardens, the “Autumn in the Garden” Tour will stop at the Silver Gate school garden.
Silver Gate Gator Garden
This 5-year-old garden was started with the help of two Master Gardeners and funded with a grant from the California Department of Education. Now a well-used outdoor classroom, it is maintained by a dedicated groups of teachers, parents, students and volunteers.