Dawn Gardens is an 8 acre garden on a 12 acre piece of property in Grass Valley, CA which is composed of several different gardens with different themes and plants. It will be open on March 25, 2023 from 9-5. See website:
FRONT ENTRY GATE:
The path curves around 3 times and ends up in the center at the Olive tree and a mosaic. If you walk the entire path to the Olive tree and back you have walked 1/2 mile.
Completely drought tolerant and native to California. There are 7 different species here.
The rose garden has 75 plants and there are another 75 plants throughout Dawn Gardens on fences, arbors and in pots.
THE GRASS GARDEN:
There are about 20 different species of ornamental grasses mixed with a few summer flowering perennials.
The bog garden grows where the creek spreads out over the ground at the bottom of the property and is crossed by a wooden bridge. All the plants can tolerate wet soil and the main tree is the Bald Cypress which is a deciduous conifer.
The Heather garden is behind the house on a slope. The main blooming times are July/August and February/March.
There are 1000 Liatris planted on the mound in front of the house as well as many other places in the garden.
The day lilies line the driveway and also grow in the Iris garden.
There are 2 different Hydrangea gardens – one is mostly H. macrophylla and the other is H. paniculata and H. arborescens hybrids.
PONDS AND WATER FEATURES: