Since moving to this, their “dream come true,” they have adopted a focus on creating a California-friendly xeriscape.
The Caveners are blessed with a secluded location bordered by two channels of the Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy and only one neighbor. Since moving to this, their “dream come true,” they have adopted a focus on creating a California-friendly xeriscape.
Marilyn hopes you will be delighted from the moment you arrive and experience the comfortable ambiance created by succulents (many started from cuttings from friends) and grasses, as well as other plants with nostalgic appeal. The pinyon pine (Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree) is virtually unchanged from its first appearance as their oldest son’s first Christmas tree (which was 45 years ago). Also visible is a rose, a gift from Marilyn’s mother in 1984. The Caveners think you will appreciate the volcanic stone water feature, and hope you’ll take a moment to enjoy the quiet of the pergola which was constructed using scrap lumber from the Casa’s remodel several years ago.
Their side yard features an outdoor room with a fireplace – an extension of the home that provides a perfect place for relaxing conversation enhanced by the sounds of a water feature with aqua garden and the sight of stunning staghorn fern. Then continue along one of many paths through the vegetable garden and see if you find their unique clay sewer pipe and wine bottle succulent garden! Beyond you will find the gazebo with an invitation to enter and enjoy the view of Huntington State Beach, the wetlands with its many birds and interesting environs, and Catalina Island.
Showcased in an IMAX film and award winner of Roger’s Garden Contest 2007
Garden Location & Information
Address / Access
9272 Christine Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Wheelchair: 75-90% (some bumps)