The 1/2-acre Native Landscape in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is being re-created. It was originally planted with large native shrubs, but the site was mis-used by people hiding behind the shrubs. It now is being prepped to be planted in the fall/winter with around 500 individual native plants of a dozen plant species that will grow into a low variegated carpet of plants.
The low plants will not provide hiding places for people to mis-use the area. They will nestle in the shade of the thriving native trees or will fill up some sunny meadows. There will also be some beautiful tall native succulent and perennial accents.
You are invited to burn off some calories and get to know some fellow CAnative plant lovers. We will focus on weed control. What doesn't get done this month will be done in July or August, on the second Saturday of each month, 9 AM to 1 PM.
The Native Landscape is at the west end of Old Town, where Taylor and Congress Streets meet. If you come by trolley, train, or bus, cross at Taylor and enter the DG roadway by the adobe wall painted with a welcome sign.
If you drive, park in the lot east of Taylor, south of Calhoun. or in the shady parking lot at the CalTrans building, entered at Taylor and Juan Street intersection. Walk to the adobe welcome sign at Taylor and Congress.
Bring water, sun protection, and garden gloves and a favorite weeding tool. Or share ours.
Questions? Contact Kay or Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org