Rock Garden

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The Rock Garden (currently under development) at Pacifica, 2 acres in expanse with a 60 foot waterfall, will be international in scope. However, there will be an emphasis on plants of the Klamath-Siskiyou region. The Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains that we see out the window every day have more kinds of native plants than almost any other area of the country. The mountains’ fascinating geology, along with their unique climate and history, provide habitats for an exciting diversity of plants (some of which grow only here and nowhere else in the world). Incredibly rich botanically, the Siskiyous deserve a fitting showcase which Pacifica can provide.

Rock Garden Plant Species Photo Gallery

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In addition to providing a magnificent frontispiece for the garden as a whole, the Rock Garden will be a place for visitors to enjoy and learn about some of this area’s and the world’s alpine treasures, without hours of travel and hiking.

The design on the first half of this magnificent garden was done by Josef Halda, an internationally-renowned rock garden designer. One interesting and practical element of Halda’s design work is what he calls the “Czech-style” crevice garden. This technique allows even the home gardener to include “fussy alpines” in their collection.

Rock Garden Photo Gallery

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A note to our visitors: Our gardens are still in their infancy at this time. The rocks and trees in our Rock Garden and Western Native Garden are the “bones” of our botanic gardens which will be augmented with time, additional finances, and the completion of Forestfarm Nursery‘s move to Pacifica. In the meantime, we welcome you to enjoy the ambience and wild landscape that Pacifica provides! You can also take advantage of the “Botanical Garden in pots” provided by Forestfarm at Pacifica.

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.” ~
Alfred Austin