Sophisticated Downslope Water Garden


San Anselmo | Green Roof Design

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Garden features:

  • Rain Garden.
  • Wildlife Habitat.
  • Living Roof.

The homeowner of the Sophisticated Downslope Water Garden is a planting and green roof designer. The landscape professional who contributed to its design is Holly Selvig of Holly Selvig Landscape Architecture.

This sloping landscape preserves mature oak trees and southern views of Mt. Tamalpias. Several new low impact design technologies are employed: permeable pavers, rain gardens, swales, and bioretention basins and a green roof. The upper and lower garden levels are connected by a grand staircase unfolding onto a meadow of low water-use grasses. The design incorporates rock outcroppings, stone, concrete and corten retaining walls, all intertwined by a soft path of redwood timbers and crushed stone. The owner of this beautiful garden designed the green roof and the plantings throughout.

Water-Wise Gardening

Visit Marin Municpal Water District’s Online Water-Wise Gardening Website. Learn about various gardening and water conserving techniques including;

  • Sustainable Gardening Techniques.
  • Integrated Pest Management.
  • Water Saving Tips.
  • Find a Landscape Pro.
  • and even create a customized Plant List!

To learn about more water conservation and Marin Municipal Click Here or call (415) 945-1520.