Growing Natives Garden Tour 2010

Foxborough Garden (4 photos)

Garden #22, Mountain View


Showcase Features: This peaceful garden invites people and animals to enjoy nature through the changing seasons. The garden includes a redwood habitat, Mediterranean mounds, and fruit trees. In 2008, the owner remodeled the front garden, which is now almost 100% native.

Other Garden Attractions: Garden designer Chris Todd helped garden owners plan the replacement of a pool and thirsty lawn. Instead, they now enjoy colorful, drought-tolerant perennials and a plaza with a hammock. Benches invite garden visitors to sit and watch the birds and butterflies that enjoy the plants and water sources. There's a surprise in the garden every day.

The garden owner is Town Mouse in the popular native gardening blog Town Mouse and Country Mouse (

Gardening for Wildlife: Many birds, butterflies, and native bees live in and visit this garden. Lizards come out in the summer and salamanders enjoy the redwood habitat during the rainy season. The solar-powered fountains are a special attraction for humans and critters alike.

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 7

Garden Size: 10,000 sq ft

Designer: Chris Todd (back)
Installer: Dale van Doren (front and back)

Click here to download the plant list in PDF format (from year 2009).

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