A home ready for just about anything and a homeowner pushing the limits of what is possible.
This charming 1925 cottage in La Cañada Flintridge is making waves in the community while supporting Mother Nature. Our client reached out to us after seeing our presentation Regenerative Landscapes and the Climate Crisis. Her goal was to make her home as “climate change-ready” as possible and we’re pleased to say that we exceeded her expectations.
Both the front and back garden naturally had a very serene quality except for one thing…the sound of traffic from the 210 freeway. Through our discussions and brainstorm sessions, our client made one thing very clear: we could do whatever we wanted in the back garden because she would never really spend time there because of the noise. WELL… now that the garden is installed, the rain tanks are full of rainwater, and the garden is growing, she couldn’t be more proud AND she does spend time there!
This garden is situated in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and is planted with 90% California native plants, except for a farm garden on the south side of the house. It is already starting to attract native pollinators and other spectacular wildlife.
The greatest thing about these garden spaces is how they function. We created a truly regenerative garden that nurtures living soil, harnesses rainwater and stormwater, supports biodiversity, and so much more. Here is a breakdown of the regenerative systems installed in the garden.