Las Pilitas Nursery

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Santa Margarita, CA 93453

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This website is dedicated to Bert Wilson. His genius continues to inspire us.

Some Native Garden examples.

We have customers all over the state with gardens ranging from tubs on their patio to acres while also suppling restoration projects in the order of miles of creek channel. Here's a few of the different projects that our nursery has supplied. Some have our design input, some other professionals, some are the home owners figuring it out themselves.

If you have used our plants, WE WANT YOUR GARDEN PICTURE!

Native Landscaping in San Diego County

This is a front yard in a conventional subdivision. Designed by Greg Rubin of Calown, the homeowners did much of the work themselves.

Some of Greg's native gardens his company has installed in the San Diego area..

A small little front yard done with some natives in San Diego.

This picture album from Encinitas was apparently all our plants.

Argia Designs likes to use native plants.
This example of a rock garden was at about 5000 feet on the north side of Big Bear and south of Lucerne. - grid24_12
It's useful to look to mother nature for garden examples.

Bay Area Native Landscaping.

Yes we sell to the Bay area. We make a great weekend get away. GW has a slope problem in San Mateo County. If you want your exercise, just walk up the hill'. Customers like this are why I snort when I hear adult men complain about their terrible 10 foot slope they have to plant.

San Luis Obispo County Native Gardens

LG did this one himself in Arroyo Grande.

A native garden in San Luis Obispo.  One of my designs in the 1980's.

BB had Dante D'Alfonso install the native landscape across the street.

A and L's Garden had been in beach sand for 7 years when these pictures were taken. An acre and a half with $2000 worth of plants, a shovel and a wheel barrow.  Native Landscape!

A native landscaping in a beach sand garden. Native flower color in a yard that was covered with Veldt grass.

series of slopes in San Luis Obispo

Miscellaneous 

What a Restoration should look like! Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo.

This is an Atascadero, Paso Robles native landscaping done by a home owner.


A garden bench under native Coast Live Oak  can create a natural setting in this California garden example. - grid24_12
An example of a garden bench in a native garden.
A log in a shady area makes a great bench. BUT, put it on a couple of rocks or it will rot off. An example of a natural garden. - grid24_12
If you have logs use them to create a natural garden setting area.

Los Angeles Area

Scott's garden in Downtown Los Angeles

A small Native garden in Los Angeles.

San Joaquin Valley

Here's a work in progress in Bakersfield, Steve's garden.

Other Restoration Examples. (old as we are)

Riparian areas

Coastal sage scrub at Vandenburg

Coastal Bluff
Wildflowers in mountain scree at 7500 ft, in Mineral King - grid24_12
The parts of California that look like this are under 12 ft. of snow in the winter.

Visit the native garden examples around you in parks, neighbors and wildlands. There are more native wildland landscaping examples here.