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07-The Walgrove Wildlands

The Walgrove Wildlands

Saturday | April 13 | 10 AM–5 PM

School Garden
Design: Ryan Drnek, Sodder Studio
Garden Size: 25,000 sq. ft.
Started: 2013

About the Garden

The Walgrove Wildlands is a 25,000 square foot native habitat located at Walgrove Elementary, which is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. The garden showcases plant communities in the coastal sage scrub ecosystem, including chaparral, woodlands and wildflower meadows that reside alongside a seasonal arroyo that captures campus runoff. The garden is host to hundreds of plant and animal species, from sycamores, oaks and willows to milkweed, lizards and butterflies. The Wildlands is a certified monarch waystation and an outdoor classroom where students are invited to observe and explore.

Notable Plants

California Wild Rose

Hummingbird Sage (Salvia spathacea)
Arroyo Willow (Salix lasiolepis)
California Wild Rose (Rosa californica)
Catalina Cherry (Prunus ilicifolia ssp. lyonii)
Narrowlead Milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis)