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Last Sunday was the Pacific Palisades annual garden club tour. My first time on this tour was 9 years ago and it continues to be an inspiring tour. Below, are a couple of my favorites, both designed by Jay Griffith.

A Brentwood Garden

IMG_1667Above, a 75-year old coral treeIMG_1668A creative way to camouflage the post supporting the coral treeIMG_1670A seating area next to the pool with a terracotta Chinese warrior standing guard


A succulent planted in place of a missing brick on the patioIMG_1671The view looking back towards the main house
IMG_1666Another seating area off the main patio

A Pacific Palisades Garden

The garden below, also designed by Jay Griffith, has an understated elegance.

IMG_1684The lawn overlooks the Rivera Country Club

IMG_1681A private seating area with water feature

IMG_1685The lawn is bordered with lavender, ice plants and California natives

IMG_1679A view of the club just below


Another seating area in the garden

Tomorrow, my favorite garden from the tour!

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In my last post I mentioned that I was going to visit a friend’s garden in Pacific Palisades. Her garden, which I hadn’t seen in ten years, has grown into a amazing garden! It’s situated on a hill-side in Pacific Palisades, a beach community nestled in between Santa Monica and Malibu.

At the end of the day, after a tour of her garden, a garage sale and some wonderful grilled cheese sandwiches, she sent me home with tons of clippings that will help jump-start my own garden here in Southern California.

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