Garden Hortica's parklet for the day on Lakeshore Sep 17, 2011
Art in the Garden, Aug 13 & 14, 2011
Above one of the LIVE Art pieces by Hyde at Art in the Garden held in Aug 13 & 14, 2011.
Below, Chalk Artist Hien's 'Lotus' at the same event.
Garden Hortica voted Best Empty Lot Conversion by
East Bay Express (point here)
Music in the Gardens
Garden Hortica hosted Music in the Gardens on the evening of July 16, 2011. Once again we accomplished one of our goals of turning vacant ugly lots into a multi-use urban garden community gathering space. Please visit our facebook page (click link below) for more pics.
For a video of this event please point here:
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We can plan, design and build such a space for your 'hood with great design panache! Contact us!
Above part of the crowd at Music in the Garden on Jul 16, 2011. Garden Hortica is a most unique space for your private event. We can arrange for live music, entertainment, food and drink, even garden gifts for your guests. Contact us!
Garden Hortica celebrated its FIRST ANNIVERSARY April 23, 2011 in downtownOakland where urban nursery meets garden design. We unveiled more design elements like the GH Letterbox Planters and the GHScreen Panel gates.
Below our own proprietary designed GH LetterBox Planters which doubles up as planters and signage. Contact us if you want a Letterbox Planter for your business or garden.
GH Screen Panel Gates installed to celebrate our first anniversary! Again our own design. These are great as garden room dividers or gateways. We do design and make these panels.
Succulents and cacti container gardens.
How do you choose to live? How about immersed in nature? With plants of beauty. Or with food for the plucking?
At Garden Hortica we can combine good garden design and an urban food garden aesthetically so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor together with a beautiful garden space.
An ultimate experience is a well designed edibles and plant garden surrounded by food crops where you can harvest and enjoy the bounty of the earth right there.
Imagine alfresco dining...where your guests get to pick the lettuce and tomatoes fresh off the vine or the egg plant and bell peppers for the grill...right in a well designed garden space where urban agriculture meets garden design...
This is what Garden Hortica can do for your home, your school even your community. We did...we converted an unused ugly lot into an urban garden designed nursery and food garden in our first year.
You can see a prototype of this vision at Garden Hortica on 7th St. and Gerry Adams in downtown Oakland.
Garden Hortica on 7th St OaklandFinally we are ready to hold our first garden event at GH on 7th aka Old Oakland. Come celebrate and see what we have transformed in two months. What was then a vacant lot is now a space where urban agri meets garden design.
Join us and follow what we do at GH on 7th via Facebook. Do a search for Garden Hortica Oakland, click on 'Like' and you are there! Or click below:
By joining us in FB you will receive announcements of garden events, garden talks, garden parties, sales and special promotions.
GH on 7th is firstly our vision of creating a garden space that grows food and ornamental plants. It also serves as a gathering garden space for all kinds of activities from teach-in for kids to social events and how to talks. Call it a garden town hall for the community.
For food crops we grow seasonals like tomatoes, peppers, herbs, squash and much more
For garden plants we focus on low water and drought tolerant plants such as succulents, cacti, South African natives especially leucospermums (proteas), leucadendrons, grevilleas and other South African natives.
We also showcase GH container gardens, garden walls and roof gardens. Here we use salvage materials or discards to create uniqueness.
If you want to attend any of our garden parties please go to the Events page to sign up for upcoming garden party events or be a fan of Garden Hortica in Facebook to see updates of events.
- Consult, Plan, Design and Build/Install SUSTAINABLE Food and Ornamental Gardens for homeowners, non-profits, neighborhood groups, schools, churches and businesses.
- Custom Plan, Design, Build and Install your own GH GREEN Box for homeowner use, non-profit organizations, schools and businesses . Go to GH Green Box for more.
Set YOU up to be a Garden Hortica retailer.
Consult, Plan, Design and Build/Install indoor plantscapes for your home, office, school, medical facility or business.
Make our own line of Garden Hortica Container Designs and other garden related products for re-sale.
Wholesale and retail plants, GH container gardens, garden art and more...