Friday, March 19, 2010

Eco Garden Tour in Marin - May 15 2010

Save the Date - May 15 2010 !


Please join us for an enjoyable and inspirational day of garden gazing on May 15, 2010 in Marin County CA from 10 am to 4 pm.

A wide variety of inspirational private gardens will be open to the public .

These gardens where chosen for their awareness and support of ecological gardening practices and are participating with the Marin Municipal Water District and the Bay Friendly Garden Society.


$ 10.00 gets you into 30 gardens.


LINK _ http://www.marinwater.org/documents/eco_tour_flyer_2010_FINAL.PDF


At 1408 Park Avenue , Novato, garden goers will see a variety of paths made from recycled tile, repurposed cracked concrete and inexpensive permeable local quarried crushed stone.

From Pina Colada


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There is also a small front yard potager garden , which if you are not familiar with the terms means a garden planted with vegetables, herbs and edible flowers.

From Pina Colada


The small front yard ‘lawn’ is a mix of drought tolerant fine fescues and clover which requires no fertilization and only bi-monthly mowing in its most active growing season.

From Pina Colada


Sculpture from local artists as well as a recirculating water fountain is placed amongst flowering shrubs that encourage native fauna to feed off of the rich sweet nectar.


Stone head by Marcia Donahue, it is sitting in a Balinese grinding mill.

From Pina Colada


From Pina Colada


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From Pina Colada


This particular garden is small in scale but big on ideas.



6 comments:

danger garden said...

Oh I wish I could be there!

Stone Art said...

Wow i love that mosaic, its awesome. colours go realy well in the garden too.

Delphine said...

10 am, ok, i save the date.

Helen at summerhouse said...

Oh you really got my interest with the mosaic, being a mosaic artist myself. Love this walkway! It's just this kind of garden, full of art and lush with plants that really inspires me. Thank you!

Kari Lønning said...

I would gladly pay the $10 to look at 30 gardens. It sounds like a great deal. Unfortunately the plane ticket makes this a bit more expensive. The photos and plant usage, make it all the more intriguing. I hope you get an appreciative turnout.

sinnlighet said...

Your blog ..... it's amazing and soooo inspiring. Nice to find you!

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