In Sight of the Sea Gardens Tour – San Diego Horticultural Society

This home features a collector’s garden, reflecting the owner’s passion for drought tolerant Mediterranean climate plants, with well over 500 different varieties from the Mediterranean, South Africa, Madagascar, Western and Southern Australia, Chile, and California. An intimate patio contains waterfalls and eight connecting ponds, a grape arbor, four-in-one pear tree, and espaliered apple and fig. A flagstone deck below the house offers the classic La Playa view of ocean and bay, downtown, yacht clubs, Shelter Island, and North Island. A large compost area recycles all greens from the property, with the help of a chipper. Three raised beds are used for vegetables and flowers, each with its own electric fence to keep out the raccoons.

Cost:  $35.00; Members:  $30.00 – Garden addresses and a map to the gardens emailed to registrants on April 6.
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