Friday, February 8, 2013

HEATHER FARMS GAZEBO

The Gardens at Heather Farm in Walnut Creek resides on six acres and showcases 3.5 acres of developed gardens. A Certified Wildlife Habitat and Certified Green Business, the gardens demonstrate sustainable gardening practices such as integrated pest management and water conserving practices.   Today, no toxins are used in the gardens.  Visitors are amazed to see 1,000 healthy rose bushes without the use of any pesticides or chemicals.
Visitors can enjoy a broad range of plants situated in more than twenty-four demonstration gardens and learning sites, all with handicapped accessible pathways.


A living museum and outdoor classroom, the gardens serve both students and teachers who use the gardens and adjacent pond for research and study.  Home gardeners benefit from the "demonstration gardens" themselves while photographers and artists find seasonal, if not daily, inspiration. 

Additionally, the Gardens have a Gazebo that is especially popular for weddings. From a sketch by Mathiesen Landscape Architects of a 5 sided cupola on the 10 sided main Gazebo structure, we developed the working drawings, the permit set, created the timber frame, and built, with a wonderful group of volunteers, this special gazebo. Of note, the 10 main posts are pentagonal in shape. To learn more http://gardenshf.org/garden-resources.html



 

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