Sunland Welcome Garden


Experience an Authentic, Nearly No-Water Valley Aesthetic

Location:  Junction of the 210 and Foothill Boulevard, Sunland-Tujunga

Open: Visible 24×7 from January 23, 2016

Cost:  Free

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Master gardener Roger Klemm saw an opportunity to mitigate the extreme fire danger of the Sunland-Tujunga community by removing arsonist Fountain Grass from the community’s welcome garden. He inspired and drives a community effort to model the areas authentic aesthetic using California native plants particularly suited for the high, dry heat of San Fernando Valley summers. Community members from throughout Sunland-Tujunga, including FormLA Landscaping, contributed to the welcome garden’s rewilding and expansion to include a Wildflower Annex.


FormLA Landscaping designed the Sunland Welcome Nature Garden to mitigate the site’s fire and slide dangers. It incorporates a broad dry river to direct water and a mix of native foliage particularly suited to protecting slopes and thriving on very little supplemental water, even in drought.

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