Native Plant Garden volunteer workday

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For over 2 years now we have been restoring this long-abandoned California Native Plant Garden, originally installed in 1988, under the supervision of the Dept. of Recreation and Parks of the City of Los Angeles, and co-sponsored by the Pacific Palisades Garden Club and Palisades Beautiful. The first year was spent cutting overgrown brush and tree limbs, and removing abundant debris, dead plants, and weeds in this 20,000 sq. ft. area across from Palisades High School's stadium and just south of the Bowdoin traffic signal. By the summer of 2012 we have put in over 170 new perennial plants. We meet on the last Saturday of every month. This effort has been entirely undertaken by volunteers, including youths earning community service credits at their schools. Many retired people join in the effort as their time permits. Great progress has been made, but there is still muchmore to be done, including planting several hundred more plants in the next year or two, and fixing up the adjacent Xeriscape Garden established over 20 years to show attractive Mediterranean-climate, drought-resistant vegetation. Regular maintenance is crucial to the success of this project.

Michael G. Terry September 27, 2012 at 03:04 AM
The actual location is @ 700 Temescal Canyon Road, below Bowdoin St., across the street from the bottom of the Pacific Palisades Charter High School property.
Barbara Marinacci September 28, 2012 at 07:07 PM
But having this address number serves no purpose, since there is no mailbox and no identifying the place with a sign or the number painted on a curbside. The only time it seems to be needd is when putting in a notice to Patch, when an address numeral seems to be required! Perhaps if one Googles that number, though, it might show the locaton on a map. Maybe I'll try it sometime. But the most direct way of explaining the location to people who still use paper maps (like me) is to say that it's in the northeast corner of Temescal Canyon Park. Unfortunately, people tend to get confused and go to Temescal GATEWAY Park - a very different entity indeed, which requires a huge parking fee.
Matthew Sanderson September 28, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Thanks for highlighting this Barbara, as the address is misleading. If there is no physical address for a location that is not in our directory, like a park, you can plug in the nearest intersecting cross streets. So, for this case, I'll plug in the nearest cross streets.


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