The Dry Garden: ‘American Meadow’

Posted on | October 28, 2009 | No Comments

The American Meadow by John Greenlee jacket cover. Timber Press.

CALIFORNIA nurseryman John Greenlee has a new book, “The American Meadow Garden: Creating a Natural Alternative to the Traditional Lawn.”


It should be yay. In 1987, he created what is now the oldest specialty grass nursery on the West Coast. Greenlee Nursery, first in Pomona and now in Chino, is where artist Robert Irwin went when landscaping the grounds of the Getty Center. During the last 22 years, as a nurseryman, garden designer and writer, Greenlee has emerged as the single most recognizable voice of the Western anti-lawn movement.

Click here to keep reading this week’s Dry Garden column in the Los Angeles Times.


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