The unfenced property provides an open, spacious feeling as well as the joys and challenges of visiting wildlife

The location of the garden adjacent to open space and a creek provide the backdrop for a naturalistic garden with meandering shaded paths, secluded seating areas, and bountiful flowerbeds.

The unfenced property provides an open, spacious feeling as well as the joys and challenges of visiting wildlife: bunnies and deer feasting on plants and remains from an occasional coyote dinner. But the excitement of seeing a doe and her fawn in the garden is worth the sacrifice of a few plants. It is also an edible garden for humans, containing a raised bed vegetable garden and a fruit tree orchard.

A potting counter with a sink for washing fruits and veggies, a composting area, as well as a greenhouse for propagating plants make caring for the garden a pleasure. The front yard, back slope and creek side garden areas contain native and drought-tolerant plants that blend seamlessly into the surrounding wild areas.
The loggia provides a relaxing place to sit by an outdoor fireplace and watch TV or have dinner while watching the setting sun turn the nearby rock formations a brilliant gold.

Ed: Entry to Community: Shady Canyon is a gated community. Present program listing of address of home at guard gate.

Garden Location & Information

Address / Access

56 Copper Creek, Irvine, CA, USA

handicap accessiblity--Limited with stairs which can be avoided by walking on grass or decomposed granite pathways

 

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