Blake Garden Tour
At our next Landscape Advisory Committee General Meeting we will explore the landscape laboratory of Blake Garden in full bloom.
Blake Garden, a 10.6 acre oasis tucked away in the East Bay Hills, captures breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay. The garden was established in the 1920s by the Blake family, and then given to the UC Berkeley Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design in the 1960s.
The garden offers a unique outdoor experience to explore formal and informal plant designs, efficient lawn irrigation, habitat restoration, rain gardens, Mediterranean gardens, marsh habitats, a redwood grove, and over 1,200 plant species.
Horticulturalist Janet Dehaven will lead the tour. Janet has worked with students and volunteers at Blake Garden for over 20 years to create low-water use gardens, lawn reduction projects, green waste recycling, and a compost system. Janet has a BA in Architecture from UC Berkeley and a Landscape Design and Construction certificate from Merritt College.
Where: 70 Rincon Road, Kensignton
Limited free parking is available at the Garden. Carpooling is recommended.
What to bring: Water, sturdy walking shoes
To sign-up: ebmud.com/rsvp
Registration is required.
Event qualifies for CEU's from the Irrigation Association, QWEL, Master Gardeners, and Bay-Friendly (ReScape).
For more information contact: Kristin.Bowman@ebmud.com, 510 986-7610