Keeyla Meadows Gardens & Art

Keeyla Meadows Gardens & Art

Photo: Keeyla Meadows

Albany, CA
Open Days, Garden sculpture, Digging Deeper, Open Days Special Program, Garden Extras

Keeyla Meadows is a painter, sculptor, and garden designer who makes gardens that are full-scale works of art you can walk into and be a part of. Her own garden is a living painting of vibrant colors. Keeyla is known as a pioneer in making artistic gardens more adaptable to small-scale gardens, where color means filling the garden "frame" with attention to detail. Much of the color is provided by flowers. The garden is an invitation to local pollinators: "hummers," bees, and butterflies. Many materials are incorporated into the garden work: painterly pavings, wavy walls, mosaic benches, bronze sculptures, and brilliantly colorful plantings. You will find images of Keeyla's garden in her book, Fearless Color Gardens.

Read more about Keeyla's garden in this recent feature in the San Francisco Chronicle!

Directions: From I-80, take the Gilman Street exit east about 1 mile to San Pablo Boulevard (large street with a traffic light). Go 2 blocks past San Pablo Boulevard. Turn left onto Stannage Avenue. Go 1 block. Garden is on east side of street.

Open Days 2019: May 11
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

GARDEN EXTRAS: Susan Ashley, master plant propagator and teacher, will have a wonderful plant selection in 4-inch containers, including plant starts from Keeyla's garden for sale. Brown Cap organic soft serve ice cream, a local food truck, will add to the day’s festivities. www.browncaptruck.com

Admission to this garden is $10 for members and nonmembers without tickets purchased in advance.

Also on this date, join Keeyla for a Digging Deeper event, "Fearless Color Gardens" at 2:30 p.m.; registration details here.

  • This garden is handicap-accessible

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