is an apt name for the fanciful
gazebo-like structure at the entrance.
Our effort so far has been
to trim the overgrown vegetation, although
it does need a coat of wood preservative.
Photo is courtesy of Sue Duncan.
The pond lives!
We eliminated the parrot feather,
then the duckweed,
and then the dreaded azolla.
Now the water lilies (and pickerel) are happier,
as well as the pair of turtles, fish, frogs, ducks,
and an occasional heron.
Our last open Saturday will be July 30. We will still be open by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We also plan a few special weekend member events.
Western Hills Garden is nestled among the towering redwoods in Occidental, California, near Bodega Bay and the wineries of the Russian River. The “landmark” garden has been extensively renovated. It is open for public tours and plant sales on Saturdays from 10am to 4 pm and by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays. $10/person admission. Schedule an individual or group tour of the garden: Contact Stacie at (707) 872-5463 or Stacie@WesternHillsGarden.com
To see photos of what’s blooming now,
click on the picture of the
Helleborus orientalis flower at left.