Demonstration Gardens

Central Library, 777 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach

A water wise demonstration garden was installed in the central library parking lot medians in late 2009. These pictures illustrates the complete transformation from barren land to beautiful medians requiring little water and maintenance.

2014

Grasses and shrubs

water wise plants

view towards the library

2009 - Before the water wise garden was first planted the area consisted of hardpacked life-less soil that looked like a barren waste land.

Before

2010 - The newly installed water wise plants are thriving with a 4 inch thick layer of mulch keeping the soil moist while adding organic material to the soil.

After


Before - Another picture of the awful looking medians.

Before

2010

After


2009

Before

2010

After

2014

Tranquility


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Contact Information

City of Huntington Beach
Public Works Department
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: (714) 536-5431
Fax: (714) 374-1573
Email:  
Staff Directory

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