Garden 11 in Santa Monica
Design:Homeowner with assistance from Johnathan Perisho
Maintenance:Homeowner with assistance from Maureen Taylor, Deerbrush Design
Garden Size:3,200 square feet front and back
Notable Features:This small, all-native front yard, revamped in 2011, features coast-friendly flora that thrive in dry shade and a rocky swale that captures roof runoff. In the larger back garden, redesigned in 2013, places for rest and birdwatching are bordered by natives that support pollinators. Look for lesser-known plants, such as silvery Wright’s buckwheat and endangered Hearst’s ceanothus.
Photo Credit:Philip Otto
partially accessible | no restroom