In 2012, the Marin Chapter of CNPS created a native plant demonstration garden at Green Point Nursery. This slide show takes you through the process of creating this garden. (Note that this demonstration garden no longer exists since the Chapter no longer has the use of space at Green Point Nursery.)
This The garden had to be created from scratch on bare flat ground. To create aesthetic interest and better drainage, a berm was constructed to which large rocks were added. Although most home gardens will use existing soil and terrain rather than a newly constructed berm, the planning steps and construction sequence that we used for this demonstration garden are similar to those used in creating a home garden.
By Charlotte Torgovitsky