Food and Habitat Garden


Plants in this Campbell garden provide habitat to pollinators and people. Birds, hummingbirds, native bees, honeybees, butterflies, and beneficial insects coexist with kids and adults both the front and rear yard. Installed in 2004, the garden has been refined over the years as various plants are tested.


In the front yard, a mix of mostly California natives blends with citrus such as a Meyer Lemon, Bearss Lime and Thompson Seedless Grape. A pervious concrete driveway captures all rainwater and allows it to percolate into the groundwater supply.


In the rear yard, California Lilac and Hollyleaf Cherry provide privacy for a garden space that includes seasonal vegetables, fourteen fruit trees, a greenhouse, berries and year round pollinator plants.