One of our favorite places to gather inspiration is Flora Grubb Gardens, located in the BayView neighborhood of San Francisco. Not just a garden center, this place is a wonderland of fantastic foliage, creative plant displays, and comfortable gathering zones.
If you want a vertical garden, this is the place to go! They have a wide variety of shapes and sizes—including wild unmanicured rectangles, neat succulent squares, and even letters.
And oh, the color you’ll see here! From the citron painted wall to the bright pots and saturated Fermob furniture, it’s a kaleidoscope of color.
Here’s an idea that’s more realistic for most of us: remove the board at the center of your table and replace it with a tray of succulents. It’s a permanent centerpiece.
Speaking of succulents, you won’t find a better selection of them (and their close cousins, the cactus) anywhere in the Bay Area.
Flora Grubb Gardens is a not-to-be-missed destination for gardening enthusiasts as well as brown-thumbed design lovers. Did I forget to mention the coffee bar inside too?
Photographs by Lauren Hosmer