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
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.