Garden 2 in Mid-City
12,000 sq. ft. of a wide variety of native flora, including several rare bulbs, surround a carefully restored 1910 Craftsman-style house. The owners dub their aesthetic “California Apocalyptica: where the native plants emerge from the ruins of society.” Ingenious use of detritus left on the property, found objects, and concrete rubble merge with showy annuals and perennials, poolside formal native hedges, a koi pond, and a recently added urbanite cliff and running creek planted with unique aquatic natives. This owner-designed garden, started in 2008, has created a trend for natives in their historic Oxford Square neighborhood.
Photos: Philip Otto Photography