Marin-Friendly Garden in San Rafael
With the help of Landscape Architect Pete Pedersen, the owners of this expansive sanctuary in San Rafael have created a dream California-style landscape. Comprised of a variety of low-water-use plants (some native and some Mediterranean) and dotted with succulents, this garden provides a peaceful, picturesque environment while remaining water-conscious, too.
The interesting variety of leaf types, in shades of green, gray and deep red, make the garden visually appealing year-round, with flowers being “the icing on the cake.” Meandering, permeable pathways let visitors slowly wander through the landscape, and “niches” have been created to allow for enjoyment of the garden from many different perspectives.
Besides its beautiful plant design, the site also considers the flow of storm water and takes advantage of rainwater catchment. A 5,000-gallon cistern collects roof rainwater to supplement the irrigation system.
Take a video tour below and scroll down for more photos. Explore more Marin-Friendly gardens at: marinwater.org/GardenTour