Replace your Front Lawn
with Kim Raftery
Saturday, May 30, 9:30-11:30AM
Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley Street, Palo Alto
Back by popular demand, this is our fifth offering of this class! Learn how to replace or shrink your front lawn with a beautiful, inviting garden of flowering and edible plants that provide seasonal interest as well as drought tolerance.
Kim will discuss alternatives to having a conventional lawn in your front yard, including ways to remove a lawn that has invasive weeds growing in it, how to lay out your new front yard garden with paths, low fences, planting beds, "no mow" meadows, boulders, seating areas, lighting, and water features. She will briefly explain the Santa Clara Valley Water District's landscape rebate program which gives participants money for removing at least 100 square feet of turf grass and replacing it with drought tolerant plants and efficient irrigation in the converted area.
Class will be followed by an optional tour of two gardens that Kim designed.
Kim Raftery has been designing gardens for 18 years and has her own business, Raftery Garden Design. She has a degree from Stanford University in Fine Arts. Kim designed a garden that was on the 2010 Gamble Garden Spring Tour, and emphasizes sustainable garden practices whenever possible.