Gardens at Heather Farm
The Gardens at Heather Farm 6 acres (24,000 m²) are a relatively new set of gardens located in Walnut Creek, California, USA, with sweeping view of Mount Diablo, and open to the public 7 days a week during daylight hours. Its gardens currently include:
- Black Pine Garden (1989) - a small garden, including a bonsai Japanese Black Pine, and bonsai Colorado Blue Spruce.
- Butterfly Garden (1996) - includes a hedge of escallonia with milkweed, passion vines, and Mexican sunflowers.
- Children's Garden (1990) - grapes and goldflame honeysuckle. Much of the garden is planted each spring with edible produce.
- Cowden Rose Garden (1991) - Gazebo with Tea rose and Floribunda roses, among a variety of rose displays.
- Diablo Ascent Garden (1996).
- Meadow Garden (1995) - rose hedge, background greenery, and conifers, with cape plumbago and pittosporum shrubs, and a hedge of Japanese rugosa shrub roses.
- Mother's Garden (1996) - a bench set under Raywood Ash trees in an allée overlooking the Rose Garden, with creeping thyme, rhaphiolepis, violets, variegated society garlic, dwarf plumbago, sweet alyssum, a bearded iris from Bancroft Garden, statice, St John's wort, and artemisia.
- Mural Garden (1990) - three African sumac trees, smoke tree, crape myrtles, a red horse chestnut tree, artemisia, verbena, strawberry trees, oleander, rockrose, berberis, verbena, gazania, thyme, coreopsis, and penstemon.
- Native Plant Garden (1983).
- Ree Display Grove (1995) - daffodils and twelve types of trees representing uncommon candidates for use in a home garden.
- Riparian Garden (1992) - original valley oak trees, corkscrew leaf willows, birch, purpleleaf plum, liquidambar, vine maple, hemerocallis, buddleia, and ochna.
- Rockery (1990) - an alpine garden, including miniature trees and conifers as well as perennials to emulate high elevation plantings. This garden contains plants suitable to Zone 14 that still appear alpine.
- Sensory Garden - raised beds, water fountain and more than 75 fragrant herbs and plants interesting to touch.
- Stroll Garden (1997).
- Ward Garden (1989) - a lawn of tall fescue grass, with five ornamental cherry trees.
- Water Conservation Garden (2004).
- Waterfall Garden (2000) - eleven waterfalls, ponds, and two bridges.
- United States Geological Survey (22 November 1996). "GNIS Detail - Heather Farm Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2 January 2010.