The garden has emerged into an outdoor living space with multiple garden vignettes.
When the Brown-Middlesworth’s bought their home in 1994, it was filled with dying trees and dirt! They had visions of turning it into a “cottage garden” with lush green lawns. Ha! Mother Nature, bad soil, dogs, and drought had other plans.
Today, the garden has emerged into an outdoor living space with multiple garden vignettes. Sit in the courtyard of artificial turf, filled with Australian Violet, Baby Tears, azaleas, camellias, and Pittosporum trees.
Then, stroll down the side yard, “secret garden” filled with succulents growing in re-purposed vessels. The Donkey Tail plant is from a 1974 cutting. Spend time on the patio with hanging annuals, or sit on the redwood deck and listen to the wind chimes in the ornamental pear growing through the deck. Venture up the stairs to the pergola to watch the sunset. The gardeners let the sod go, in favor of “playground” grass that grows with very little water. The 60-foot, terraced flower beds are filled with floribunda roses, Lantana, California natives, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
Garden Location & Information
Address / Access
16521 Charleyville Circle
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
No Wheelchair access