From the Garden to the Sea
Orange County’s largest California Friendly® demonstration garden.
Proceeds from the event support Coastkeeper’s diverse slate of educational, advocacy, restoration, research, and enforcement programs.
This year’s Coastal Preservation Award recipients:
- George Adams, CEO of SA Recycling
- Pete Gartner, Coastkeeper Garden volunteer
About the Coastkeeper Garden
This unique, 2.5 acre 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.
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 will also highlight new and improved technologies such as ET controllers, drip irrigation, alternative turf, and reservoir style patio containers that decrease water use.
Thank you for joining us!