Woodside-Atherton
Garden Club
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WOODSIDE LIBRARY NATIVE PLANT GARDEN: HISTORY

WOODSIDE LIBRARY NATIVE PLANT GARDEN
3140 WOODSIDE ROAD, WOODSIDE, CALIFORNIA

Woodside Library Native Plant Garden Brochure

When the Woodside Library was built in 1968, the county announced they would fence off the sloping land behind it, but talented members of the Woodside Atherton Garden Club had a better idea, and with vision and hard work, they created the Woodside Library Native Plant Garden.

Jack Stafford, Woodside landscape architect, donated the plans for the garden. Woodside residents provided the financing for grading and building the paths and steps leading to the garden from the library terrace. Woodside-Atherton Garden Club members planted the garden.

Now California species flourish in a redwood grove, an oak woodland setting, a sunny chaparral area for plants that need well-drained soil in winter and dry summers, and a small section for coastal plants. Plant specimens have labels with both botanical and common names. Visitors can see mature specimens and thus be inspired to grow these beautiful native plants in their own gardens.

Recently the garden has been rejuvenated by Garden Club members under the guidance of landscape architect Ron Lutsko.

WAGC members prune, weed and care for the garden. The garden provides benches and easily-navigated paths for library patrons and others to enjoy. It is open during Library Hours, 11 to 7, Monday through Thursday, 11 to 5, Friday and Saturday.

WAGC's popular Plant Sale takes place every other year in the garden. Almost any time of year, the space becomes an outdoor classroom that attracts school children up to college landscape design classes and gardeners from around the country who are interested in the native flora of California.

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