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32-Garden Butterfly-South LA



Garden Butterfly - South Central L.A.

Sunday April 24 | 10am - 5PM

Private Residence

Design & Care: Brandy Williams, Garden Butterfly

Garden Size: 860 sq. ft., front

Started: 2015

This informal inner-city garden provides habitat for local pollinators and beneficial insects while showcasing the beauty of California native and select zone-friendly plants. Garden Butterfly-South Central L.A. is an inviting gathering space for family and friends, and serves as a teaching garden for neighbors and invited guests. Garden design elements include rounded and irregular stones, potted plants, and a vegetable and herb garden. Succulent pocket gardens and cheerful plantings provide sensory delight and year-round displays of foliage and form.

Notable Plants

Carmel Sur Manzanita (Arctostaphylos edmundsii ‘Carmel Sur’)
Carmel Creeper Ceanothus (Ceanothus griseus horizontalis)
Dudleya (Dudleya spp.)
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Bee’s Bliss Sage (Salvia ‘Bee’s Bliss’)

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This is my lab. I just plant for pollinators in mind. When you plant for pollinators, you’re bringing in those native plants. The plants that we have planted here, the ceanothus, mallow, and there’s a sea of yarrow plants here that do attract the butterflies. We live in a Mediterranean climate, so we can incorporate plants from the other regions that are not invasive. That’s the thing, non-invasive plants do work well with natives, and I’ve successfully done that. So, in this garden, we have hummingbirds, butterflies, and also the beneficial insects.”
Brandy Williams