Growing Natives Garden Tour 2017

City of Morgan Hill Civic Center Demonstration Garden (12 photos)

Garden #90, Morgan Hill


While this garden is open all year round, visiting it during the tour day provides an opportunity to ask the docents about any particularly interesting plants or features.

Address: 17555 Peak Ave, Morgan Hill (click the address to show it on a map).

Directions: From Hwy 101, take the East Dunne Ave exit toward Morgan Hill and proceed for about 1.5 miles southwest, then turn right onto Peak Ave. The garden location is closest to the intersection of Peak Avenue and Alkire Avenue, directly west of the parking lot located there (parking lot entrance is on Alkire).

Showcase Features: This public garden is beautifully designed with thriving plants, with the bonus of signage that provides helpful information on different techniques of water-wise gardening. It showcases several kinds of permeable hardscape features; notably an excellent example of a large dry creek river rock bed. Decomposed granite paths wind through mature native plantings of deer grass, manzanita, Oregon grape, native sages and California bush anemone. Additional color comes from PCH iris and monkeyflower. Benches provide spots to to watch the hummingbirds, bees and butterflies that visit the garden.

Other Garden Attractions: The dry creek bed is designed to collect rain water and let it percolate into the ground. The photos show it holding water temporarily after a storm.

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 12

Garden Size: 12,000 sq. ft

Designer: City of Morgan Hill
Installer: City of Morgan Hill

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