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21-Carthay Rewilding & Renewal



Carthay Rewilding & Renewal

Sunday April 24 | 10am - 5PM

Private Residence

Design & Care: Alex Hall (resident)

Garden Size: 6,000 sq. ft., front/back

Started: 2015

In contrast to many other native gardens, the design has strong formal elements to complement the traditional architecture of the house. A tightly clipped lemonade berry hedge encloses the front garden. In the back space, the garden is organized around a linear axis terminated by a sculpture as a focal point. But within these formal structures beats the garden’s wild heart. Plants were initially selected to mimic the diversity, texture, and fragrances of the chaparral. The species that do well have been allowed to naturalize, including a profusion of buckwheats and spring wildflowers.

Notable Plants
Engelmann Oak

California Copperleaf (Acalypha californica)
Lester Rowntree Manzanita (Arctostaphylos ‘Lester Rowntree’)
Bright Green Dudleya (Dudleya virens ssp. Hassei)
Island Buckwheat Hybrid (Eriogonum x blissianum)
Engelmann Oak (Quercus engelmannii)