Planting at Marston House Formal Garden Completed

Thu, March 26, 2015 10:41 AM | San Diego Horticultural Society (Administrator)
We are proud to be part of the Centennial Celebration. 

Design Plan by Marilyn Guidroz 
       On March 22, 2015, our volunteers completed the planting of the formal garden at the Marston House in Balboa Park. Landscape designer, and SDHS sponsor, Marilyn Guidroz created the planting plan. We planted 18 Iceberg roses, 9 Pink Cadillac roses, and 9 Old Gay Hill Red China Roses. The 3 beds surrounding the roses were planted with the coral colored 'Balboa Park" geranium developed by Jim Zemcik.

There were enough volunteers that we were able to help plant the garden nearby as well. It all went very well and looks fabulous! There will be many weddings and other events here over the next few months and so glad we could help make the garden look its best.

Special thanks to the San Diego Floral Association for partnering with us on this Adopt a Plot project.
Hats off to the volunteers: 

Jim Bishop, Nancy Carol Carter, Marilyn Guidroz, Sam Seat, Jorge Robles, Jose Cruz, Donna Tierney, Pat Tierney, Chuck Carroll, Recina Han, Linda Johnson, Kim Petersen, Joseph Petersen, Madison Petersen, Jonathan Petersen, Linda Shaw, Bill Shaw, Julie Rone, Stanley Rone, Ed Thielicke, and Arlene Watters

Click Here to find out more about the Marston House. George Marston served as chairman of the Buildings and Grounds Committee for the 1915 Panama–California Exposition in Balboa Park. 

Be sure and check out the plantings the next time you visit the park. Also, check out our earlier project at the Timken and Casa del Prado building.

You can still play an important role by donating towards this project. We've started looking for other gardens in the Park that can use some restoration.

 Our Mission  To inspire and educate the people of San Diego County to grow and enjoy plants, and to create beautiful, environmentally responsible gardens and landscapes.

Our Vision  To champion regionally appropriate horticulture in San Diego County.


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