Thursday, October 12, 2017

Noerenberg Memorial Gardens

Noerenberg Memorial Gardens, formerly a private family estate, was created after a tragic loss. After losing their daughter, the Noerenberg family demolished the house and created a public garden in her memory. 

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The garden is beautifully maintained, with lots of blooming perennials and interesting foliage. 

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The gardens are beneficial to wildlife as well, this Hydrangea was literally covered with bees and wasps. I don't think I've ever seen as many insects on one plant before. I don't remember which Hydrangea this was. If anybody knows, please chime in! Another part of the garden was sectioned off for nesting turtles. 

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Bouteloua 'Blond Ambition' was looking fine. 

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Enjoying the view of the lake. 

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This tree was covered with these giant seed pods and was very interesting. Another plant I don't have the name of, anybody know?!

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And I love Sporobolus heterolepis, Prarie Dropseed, whether it's in or out of flower. I've yet to try it here in the SF Bay Area though. Hopefully it can deal with a bit less summer humidity. 

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And doesn't this gate have the prettiest detailing? 

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The Noerenberg Memorial Gardens are a beautiful and uplifting tribute to a loved family member. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this garden with us! What a beautiful place...a lasting and beautiful memory for a lost loved one.

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