Crescent Farm Plant Tour

The Crescent Farm workshops made possible thanks to the W.M. Keck Foundation.

Saturdays, 10:00am / Crescent Farm
Instructor: Crescent Farm Staff – Leigh Adams, Yara Herrarte, John Latsko; Horticultural Supervisor Jill Morganelli
Free for members / Free for non-members (with arboretum admission)
Learn about water conservation and sustainable gardening, with hands-on experience! The Crescent Farm, located in the heart of the Arboretum just west of Baldwin Lake, is a reclaimed landscape where we explore new and ancient horticulture techniques for water conservation and food production. This is an educational training series. Please bring gloves, drinking water; wear close-toed shoes and a hat.

The Crescent Farm at the Arboretum horticulture team put their minds and imaginations together to create an amazing drought-tolerant plant palette. We are happy to present our arid climate orchard and short-season fruit and vegetable production surrounded by a California native-based landscape of meadow and low water lawn alternatives. Not only beautiful, these plants provide habitat for an amazing insect and wildlife population. The flora and fauna here were sourced from local nurseries and are readily available for your own yards.