DEDICATED TO PRESERVING A HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNED BY RENOWNED ARCHITECT, JULIA MORGAN
We would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to all the ladies who had planned to share their beautiful gardens this spring. After a year of planning by club member Iva Wilcox and her committee, our event was unfortunately cancelled due to statewide restrictions.
However, we commend you - planners and the gardeners, for all your hard work and proudly share your lovely gardens! We hope to tour these in person at next year's event.
The Legend of the 4 Bears – Wilcox Garden
Iva and Bob Wilcox welcome you to their garden! This beautiful oasis is home to soothing fountains surrounded by a blend of succulents, cacti, and tropical plants. Here you'll find calla, protea, azalea and coleus. There are unusual bird houses, artisan flower pots and paintings and a spectacular wood carving, The Legend of the 4 Bears! A self-designed patio enhances the peaceful setting in the back garden.
Succulents and Cacti – von Engel Garden
Built in 1929 in the Loma Vista Tract this home retains the Spanish Colonial Revival façade. Verena's garden slopes to the sidewalk with retaining walls providing space for succulents, cacti and Mediterranean bushes. Featuring low maintenance, drought-tolerant plants, the garden is attractive to birds and insects while conserving water. A rear-facing terrace is softened with a lush container garden. (See below the photos for a video!)
Hillside Mission Lane – Williams Garden
This hillside garden is a Certified Wildlife Habitat featuring plants native to California and coastal zones. The walls were made of repurposed stone and all pathways are handicap accessible. Jacki Williams, professional Garden Designer, created her garden to change with the seasons (a pesticide-free home for wildlife as well as a produce garden with plenty to share). “We find the garden a source of daily joy..."
The Obsession – Drake Garden
Now a "collector’s garden," this began as a DIY project to replace grass with a flagstone pathway around the house. The garden evolved into an artistic expression with many different vignettes and over 2000 different succulent species from all over the world. Featured areas include: Hobbit Hill, Mini Zen Garden, Aloe Alley, Twisted Sister (crested forms) and Fat Plant Island, where caudiciforms thrive in our climate.
Photo Credits: Thank you to each of the garden owners featured above for sharing their collection of garden photos.