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19-Colonial Revival Native Garden


Colonial Revival Native Garden

Sunday April 24 | 10am - 5PM

Private Residence 

Design: Studio Petrichor

Care: Saturate CA 

Garden Size: 7,000 sq. ft., front/back

Started: 2018

This charming home was built in 1938 in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains in Hollywood. With the goal of creating habitat for pollinators, we developed a historically appropriate layout. Colonial Revival gardens were developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in America and reflect British and Dutch inspiration. The garden includes classical elements such as axial paths, an allée of trees, and a kitchen garden. Though the garden has been organized in a formal manner, there’s a wild edge to it. Ninety percent of the plant palette is California natives, honoring biodiversity and showing our strong respect for water by using advanced collection practices.

Notable Plants
Desert Marigold

Desert Marigold (Baileya multiradiata)
King Sip Hearst’s Ceanothus (Ceanothus hearstiorum ‘King Sip’)
Leatherleaf Coffeeberry (Frangula californica ‘Leatherleaf’)
Canyon Silktassel (Garrya veatchii)
Alkali Dropseed (Sporobolus airoides)