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.
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.
- This garden is handicap-accessible