Dawn Gardens

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 November 12, 2022 from 9-5. See website:

Dawn-gardens.com

FRONT ENTRY GATE:

SPIRAL GARDEN:

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.

BUCKWHEAT GARDEN:

Completely drought tolerant and native to California. There are 7 different species here.

ROSE GARDEN:

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.

BOG GARDEN:

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.

HEATHER GARDEN:

The Heather garden is behind the house on a slope. The main blooming times are July/August and February/March.

LIATRIS GARDEN:

There are 1000 Liatris planted on the mound in front of the house as well as many other places in the garden.

DAYLILY GARDEN:

The day lilies line the driveway and also grow in the Iris garden.

HYDRANGEA GARDENS:

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:

There are 4 sun ponds connected by a creek and 1 shade pond. There are 10 other water features which add sound and water accents to the garden.

Note: I will be going on a garden tour to New Zealand and will be leaving on October 18, 2022. Look on this blog for the posting of beautiful gardens in New Zealand starting October 21, 2022 every day through November 17.

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