Preservation Resource Center


Experience an Authentic Coastal Garden Aesthetic in Santa Monica

Location:  Santa Monica Shotgun House, 2520 Second Street, Santa Monica (Map)

Open: Visible 24×7 from January 23, 2016

Cost:  Free


The Santa Monica Conservancy‘s new Preservation Resource Center represents years of community effort to preserve an historic shotgun-style beach cottage. Community members from throughout Los Angeles contributed to its restoration and move to a new highly-visible location adjacent to the library in Ocean Park.


FormLA Landscaping designed the garden to showcase a landscape aesthetic authentic to Los Angeles beach communities. The well-established garden features native blooms that thrive in sandy soils and salt air. While petite, the garden is a water-positive powerhouse, absorbing and cleaning runoff in its last mile to the big blue.

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