Growing Natives Garden Tour 2010

Stone Church Willow Glen (4 photos)

Garden #48, San Jose


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: 1937 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose.

Directions: From Hwy 87, take the Curtner Ave exit and proceed west on Curtner Ave. Turn right on Lincoln Ave and look for the garden about four blocks up on the left.

Showcase Features: This professionally-designed lawn replacement serves as a beautiful and inviting entry to Lincoln House, the church office for Stone Church of Willow Glen.

Other Garden Attractions: This lovely garden includes a wide variety of interesting plants from the chaparral plant community. Shrubs includeseveral low-growing ceanothus, coffeeberry, hollyleaf cherry, Cedros Island verbena, western redbud, and an unusual red-flowering currant. Deer grass, giant wild rye, and California fescue provide structural accents, while a large number of perrenials (yarrow, buckwheats, sages, asters, and penstemons) and annuals provide seasonal color and forage for wildlife. In the shadier areas, snowberry, western sword fern, island bush snapdragon, and island alum root thrive.

Gardening for Wildlife: The garden supplies plants that flower in every season for a steady food supply, and flowers are allowed to go to seed.

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 3

Garden Size: 200 sq ft

Designer: Alrie Middlebrook, Middlebrook Gardens in cooperation with Hilleguus Faber
Installer: Boy Scout Eagle project

Click here to download the plant list in PDF format.

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