Native Habitat Garden
The City was approached by representatives of the Master Gardeners of San Mateo County in 2019 with the idea to convert the overgrown and drab landscaping in the area behind City Hall into a native garden with the intent to promote more native and natural habitats for pollinators. This turned out to be a wonderful partnership between the Master Gardeners and the City. Parks staff cleared much of the old landscaping, provided the soil and installed a new irrigation system, while the Master Gardeners planned the garden, obtained California native plants at specialized nurseries and planted the new Native Habitat Garden. The City created signage specific to each area of the garden with information about the wildlife that benefit from the specific plants in the garden, while plant identification markers were also placed at each plant varietal. The plants are known to attract pollinators such as hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. The Master Gardeners will continue to be involved in maintaining and advising on the garden. If you are visiting City Hall or the Library in the future, stop by the garden and check out all the “buzz”!
San Carlos Garden Plant List