Coastkeeper Garden

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We had a very successful Spring Celebration at Coastkeeper Garden last weekend.  Over 250 children, parents and friends came out to celebrate a beautiful day outside at the garden and experienced first-hand how beautiful a drought tolerant garden can be. Children enjoyed the Nature Play Garden, a visit with the Easter Bunny, face painting, and hunting for eggs.
See more photos from the event!
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Orange County’s largest California Friendly ® demonstration garden.

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- Volunteer
- Master Plan
- Aerial Map/Directions

Part of the Natural Play Garden

Italian/Tuscan vignette

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Grand entrance to the Coastkeeper Garden

The 2.5 acre Coastkeeper Garden is located at Santiago Canyon College in the City of Orange. This unique, sustainable garden hosts plants from six southern California native habitats as well as California Friendly ® plants from around the world. The Master Plan incorporates six California Friendly ® vignettes (garden rooms) into “backyard” landscapes that harmonize with the native plant habitat throughout the Garden.

We are open from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

(The entrance is on East Santiago Canyon Road between Newport Ave and Jamboree)
Garden location: see map and directions, Parking info: parking map.

Workshop Series

Join us on the first Saturday of every month at the Coastkeeper Garden to learn everything you need to know about prepping for planting a California Friendly® garden.

Learn more about the upcoming workshops here. Coastkeeper Garden workshops are free to the public and take place from 10:00 – 11:00 am. Kids are always welcome at the garden. Bring your kids along to let them explore and enjoy the Natural Play Garden.

RSVP for our workshops by emailing garden@coastkeeper.org. *Workshops are subject to cancellation due to poor weather.

Volunteer at the Garden - Docents Needed!!!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer docent at the Coastkeeper Garden, please contact garden@coastkeeper.org or 714-850-1965 for more information.

Learn more about the Natural Play Garden here!

 

Sustainable Water Usage Tools

Explore this web based water usage tool for landscaping that can be used for Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego Counties.

The Purpose of the Coastkeeper Garden

  • Why? Urban landscapes contribute significantly to coastal pollution mainly through inappropriate gardening practices such as over-watering, poor run-off management, and over-use of pesticides and fertilizers. The California Friendly ® and native plants featured at the Coastkeeper Garden will require less water, fertilizers, and herbicides than our typical landscaping choices. The Coastkeeper Garden highlights new and improved technologies such as ET controllers, drip irrigation, alternative turf, and reservoir style patio containers that decrease water use. Other Garden features include:
  • Extensive signage
  • Children’s interactive trail
  • Amphitheater
  • Organic garden
  • Take-home literature
  • Greenhouse
  • Gardening classes
  • Composting display
  • Guided tours
  • Education:   The purpose of the Garden is to teach communities about the importance of individual stewardship in protecting our natural resources. Activities range from field trips for school children to college research projects, drought tolerant landscape demonstrations and classes on local natural history.

Vision:

Garden photo 11.16.13According to the California Urban Water Conservation Council (2005), demonstration gardens “increase the public’s awareness of the importance of landscape water use efficiency and inspire them to action.”   Our vision is that Garden visitors will adopt a new gardening culture. Our sustainable Garden: promotes self-sufficiency with regard to materials and maintenance, increases public access to open space and gathering places; increases urban canopy cover and ecological habitats; reconnects residents to our native habitats; and create new standards for aesthetic and landscape management in parks and urban landscapes.

Our Objectives:

  • Preserve our Natural Heritage- As Orange County moves closer to build-out, native species of plants, birds, butterflies, and wildlife will be negatively impacted. Local residents will become more disconnected from the natural environment. The Coastkeeper Garden increases public awareness of the importance of preserving our native habitats by representing them in a public garden. It is our hope that garden visitors will encourage their public leaders to utilize public space in order to preserve our natural heritage.
  • Promote Drought Tolerant Landscaping- Over fifty percent of Orange County’s water is used for landscaping, including parks, urban lawns and golf courses.  As options for increasing imported water supplies dwindle, residents will need to adopt a conservation lifestyle to meet future water needs. Experts agree that outdoor use can be reduced by up to forty percent with proper irrigation technology and drought tolerant plants. The Coastkeeper Garden offers practical landscaping advice on how residents and public agencies can significantly reduce their water use.
  • Reduce Urban Runoff- Inefficient landscape water use generates urban runoff that pollutes our waterways and coastal areas. Beach postings and closures due to bacterial laden urban runoff have plagued Orange County for years. Volunteers and visitors to the Coastkeeper Garden learn how their current behaviors could be negatively impacting our coast and corrective actions that can be taken to improve the environment.

Major Supporters of the Coastkeeper Garden:

Thank you to our other Garden supporters:

Allergan Foundation Beckman Coulter Foundation CAL FIRE Engineering Associates
ET Water Hunter Industries, Inc. Hydropoint Data Industries, Inc. Irvine Ranch Water District
The Irvine Company Kenneth Lester Foundation Lesa Jones Plants, Inc. Imperial Sprinkler Supply
Neal Trucking Company Orange County Community Foundation Professional Plastics Rhino Concrete Pumping Corp
Robertson Ready Mix Southern California Edison Shadetree Partnership Southwest Boulder Company
Wells Fargo Foundation West Coast Grading, Inc. Western Digital Foundation American Fence Rental
South Coast Plaza Farmers and Merchants Bank Survey & Mapping Sciences, Santiago Canyon College

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