Welcome to “Miniature Jurassic Park”! 

This is where lizards enjoy sun-drenched rocks, songbirds love the Carolina cherry trees, hummingbirds drink from the cannas and bougainvillea, butterflies flit among the buddleia, and bees buzz the flowering herbs and vegetables.

A resident artist and her retired engineer husband transformed this “beach fixer” into a drought-tolerant oasis over the course of 3 decades.

There are well-established tropicals like a nearly 60-year-old Gran Canary palm, an Australian fire wheel tree, philodendron, plumerias, and bird of paradise. You will find an array of Mediterranean plants interspersed with santolina, cypress, echium (aka Pride of Madeira), pelargoniums, and geraniums. You will also find a collection of succulents that are either potted or spread among various planters, like the rock garden. Last but not least are various cacti and other desert plants that require little to no water.  There is so much to see here in this summer dry stunner!

Garden Location & Information

Address / Access

8121 Kingfisher Dr.
Huntington Beach 92646

Access: 0% Mostly gravel and flagstone paths