Del Mar Library
A showstopper on Camino Del Mar at 13th Street, this garden was recently renovated by Jeremy Spath of Water’s Path Landscaping Design. Walk by to see a mostly native garden, brilliant with color and drought tolerance. Look for the bottle tree from Australia, the colorful African Tulip Tree, Salvia clevelandii ‘Pozo Blue’, a magnificent sculpture by James Hubbell, many succulents, and so much more! The renovation of this garden was made possible by a generous donation from the Del Mar Foundation.
Visit this beautiful location at: 1309 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014.
Del Mar post office
Completed in 1992, landscaping of the Del Mar Post Office was our first project. Bill Teague and Linda Chisari added large boulders, which are placed along a rambling pebble stream bed. A tall yucca anchors the space. The garden has evolved over the years and become more drought tolerant as water becomes less abundant. Key plants include Psoraleas with fragrant purple flowers in the spring, Furcraeas with yellow and green striped leaves, spring bulbs, succulents, and asters in the fall. This garden has recently been renovated with a generous donation from the Del Mar Foundation.
Visit this beautiful location at: 122 15th St, Del Mar, CA 92014
crest rim park
This garden, located on Crest Road between Klish and Amphitheater, was created by the garden club in 2008. Comprised of only natives, it has been recently renovated by Jeremy Spath of Water’s Path Landscaping Design. Stroll along the wide path with your dog and enjoy canyon vistas while marveling over the colors: blue salvias, white salvias, golden monkey flowers, purple verbenas, golden California poppies, red California fuchsias, a gorgeous wart stemmed ceanothus covered in white flowers in the spring, and the very rare Del Mar Manzanita. We are grateful to the Del Mar Foundation for making this renovation possible.
Visit this beautiful location at: Crest Road between Klish Way and Amphitheatre Drive
Del mar community building garden
Come to this garden on 9th street to see how to create a garden with found rocks and plants! We started with a load of large rocks from Del Mar Public Works, which were dumped in a corner of the large space in front of the Community Building. From there we added succulents (mostly agaves) from our own gardens and lots of mulch from Public Works. Large trees anchor the space, which has been lovingly tended by our beautification team. Walk south to see a colorful mosaic display created by Mara Bickett and Becky Deller with more succulents. Again, much gratitude goes to the Del Mar Foundation, which helped us renovate this space with a new DG path and benches.
Visit this beautiful location at: 225 9th St, Del Mar, CA 92014
15th Street medians
Three medians on 15th Street just east of Camino Del Mar were renovated around 2009 under the artistic direction of Linda Teague. We filled the spaces with colorful succulents including “Sticks on Fire” euphorbias, agaves, aloes, aeoniums, and more. For people looking for low maintenance, low water garden ideas, this is the place to study while sipping a coffee from one of our many coffee houses close by.
post office kiosk display
Our members create displays which can be garden- themed, seasonal, educational or purely artistic as we hope to add something of interest to passers-by. The kiosk structure was originally created by John Coughlin and recently updated by Paul Addison. The display is generally changed every two weeks.
Partnering with the Del Mar Foundation, our talented and creative Storefront committee has worked for several years with downtown Del Mar merchants to beautify the areas in front of retail and restaurants.