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11-McKenney Family Arlington Garden


McKenney Family Arlington Garden

Saturday April 23 | 10am - 5PM

Non-profit Garden

Design: Mayita Dinos & Tim Becker (native plant section)

Care: Tahereh Sheerazie, Capri Kasai, Levi Brewster and volunteers

Garden Size: 2.5 acres

Started: 2005

Arlington Garden is built on a former Caltrans staging ground for the 710 freeway. Instead of a freeway, community members built a garden! The garden was designed by Mayita Dinos around a series of interlocking “rooms” featuring native and non-native Mediterranean plants linked by labyrinthine pathways and hidden trails. Our native plant garden by Tim Becker was designed to emphasize smaller, prostrate natives and emblematic California species like manzanitas. Native and non-native plants combine with formal elements in exuberant and diverse ways that reward play and exploration.

Notable Plants
Hummingbird Sage

Dr. Hurd Manzanita (Arctostaphlylos ‘Dr. Hurd’)
Conejo Buckwheat (Eriogonum crocatum)
Red Buckwheat (Eriogonum grande var. rubescens)
Engelmann Oak (Quercus engelmannii)
Hummingbird Sage (Salvia spathacea)