Whether you prize beauty or practicality, this Mediterranean style garden will delight you. In 2011, La Canada Valley Beautiful recognized its “understated yet elegant” way of “beautifully complementing the home’s French architectural style.” In 2012, the San Gabriel Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council praised its water savings and featured it on a tour of water wise landscapes. This year, the garden is one of five noteworthy foothill gardens featured on the Art of the Garden Tour, hosted by the Creative Arts Group of Sierra Madre.
From the curb to the front door, the La Canada garden engages the senses. The scents of rose, French lavender, Tuscan rosemary, and Elfin thyme fill the air. Lush and varied year-round greenery surrounds a visual playground of flagstone paths and gravel patios. The crunch of gravel beneath the feet adds percussion to the songs of birds. This feast for the senses replaced a lawn and dramatically improved the home’s curb appeal.
In addition to the well-established front garden, the Art of the Garden Tour Sunday, April 17, 2016 will feature the back garden’s entertainment-ready mix of outdoor rooms and putting greens. In the meantime, see more of the garden in Houzz, learn more about the front garden from Pasadena Weekly, or checkout our garden palettes in Pinterest to get the look.
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If you like the Art of the Garden, La Canada plant palette, you may also like the climate compatible Mediterranean palette featured at the La Canada Public Library’s drought tolerant Gardens of the World. Both beautifully complement French, English and traditional architectural styles.
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