The Dry Garden: Joy to the Valley

Posted on | December 24, 2010 | 1 Comment

When the Valley Performing Arts Center opens to the public in February, it will be down to others to convey the thrill of seeing such a remarkable new venue rise from the Campus of Cal State Northridge.  Admiration here is reserved for the landscape architect who encircled the center with 173 native trees, then punctuated the courtyard with a Dr Seuss-worthy assembly of succulents while achieving a tenfold reduction in the site’s previous water use.

That landscape architect is Stephen Billings of the Santa Monica firm Pamela Burton & Co.

Click here to keep reading in the Los Angeles Times about the new garden at the Valley Performing Arts Center.


One Response to “The Dry Garden: Joy to the Valley”

  1. judy Stock
    December 29th, 2010 @ 10:18 am

    Thanks Emily for this excellent article. Love the new landscaping around CSUN! Kudos to the landscape architect, and bravo for the lovely looking campus.
    As a green living writer I’m certainly glad you brought attention to the project.


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