Have a tiny cup of tea in the walk-in playhouse cottage (built by the gardener herself).

Many healing visits to Mary Lou at the original “Heard’s” site inspired this gardener’s backyard cottage garden. Meander through the rose-covered garden gate past the little greenhouse made from old windows. Children will appreciate the Dutch door entrance to the cottage playhouse built by the gardener herself, while adults can sit and enjoy a tiny cup of tea.

Scent seekers will enjoy the many touchables like rosemary, bay leaves, peppermint, lime geraniums, sage, basil, parsley, lavender, and lots of tomatoes that are tucked amid pathways lined with sky-high hollyhocks, sunflowers, and cabbage roses.

Don’t miss the giant staghorn ferns, the outdoor compost pile, and espaliered Asian Pear as you wander past trickling fountains to the secret gate exit. Then be sure to walk across the street to visit neighbor Michelle Bates’ garden too! It’s a “Two for One” in this neighborhood-one parking spot, two gardens.

Garden Location & Information

Address / Access

1852 Pennington Ave, Tustin, CA, USA

Wheelchair Access  90%