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Silver Garden

Moonlight seems to bounce off the gray and silver-foliaged plants that fill this Garden, which mimics the dry, arid landscapes found in Mediterranean and desert regions.

Slate, rocky outcroppings, and sweeps of plants combine to create a multi-textured Garden that almost seems to move before you. The meandering shape of the gray-blue slate pathway hints of a dry streambed that would be found on the floodplain of a desert.

History of this Garden

The greenhouse containing this Garden was built in 1921 and was originally used to grow peaches and nectarines. Following a major structural and display renovation, well-known West Coast garden architect Isabelle Greene created the Silver Garden in 1989.

Bloom Highlights

Crown of thornes

Crown of thornes

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