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California Native Plant GATEway Garden update

garden with benches and patio
The California Native Plant GATEway Garden takes shape as the shade structure, teaching patios, seating areas, pathways, and plantings are completed.

Thanks to dozens upon dozens of volunteers and a determined construction crew, the many features of the multifaceted California Native Plant GATEway Garden are taking shape.

The steel shade structure and soon-to-be support for multiple California native vines, including grapes, is complete; the boardwalk along with multiple benches milled from campus-grown or sustainably-harvested wood are in place, a runnel filtering stormwater from this landscape and into the Arboretum waterway is complete, the teaching patios and pathways of decomposed granite or pavers are nearing completion, and California native plants—thousands of them—have been planted by students and community members!

The finishing touches are slated for completion in January when the construction fencing will be removed.

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Valley Heritage Garden (aka California Native Plant GATEway Garden)