The Ripon Garden Club has selected three local gardens for their Garden of the Season Awards.
The Fredriks Garden at 333 Vera Avenue was designed by the owner when the couple bought the home seven years ago. As retirees loving to travel, it was important to have a yard that was consistently attractive and easy to maintain. Colorful flowers and plants that attract birds is also important.
The Batty yard at 643 Palm Avenue was also designed by the owners, who have lived here 14 years. The magnolia tree is a transport from their previous home and shades a patio area surrounded by drought tolerant plants. The owners switched to drought tolerant plants during the drought years and love how the birds, bees and butterflies love their yard.
901 Spring Creek
The Franscella Garden at 901 Spring Creek was designed by a Cal Poly student 34 years ago when the owners first moved in. Taking advantage of the old olive tree in the front yard, landscaping was done with a lot of grasses and color, making for an easy care yard.
Community members are encouraged to drive or walk by and enjoy these award winning gardens.