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25-Urban Wildlife Habitat


Urban Wildlife Habitat

Sunday April 24 | 10am - 5PM

Private Residence 

Design & Care: FormLA Landscaping

Garden Size: 3,900 sq. ft., front/back

Started: 2012

Anacapa Island morning glory and ceanothus slip through an iron fence to greet travelers on their way to the nearby Metro Station. This Certified Wildlife Habitat wraps an historic workman’s cottage in one of Santa Monica’s most urban neighborhoods. Inside its gate, decomposed granite paths invite visitors and wildlife to explore beds filled with white and bubblegum-pink buckwheat, aromatic bee’s bliss and hummingbird sage, as well as dainty blue-eyed grass—they open their deep blue “eyes” only to the sun. Edible greenery fills substantial raised beds and benefits from pollinators drawn to the native foliage.

Notable Plants
Fuchsia-flowering Gooseberry

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Dutchman’s Pipe (Aristolochia californica)
Coastal Wood Fern (Dryopteris arguta)
Fuchsia-flowering Gooseberry (Ribes speciosum)
Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum)