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Whaley House Garden Update

By Jessica McGee

The Whaley House Garden Restoration Committee's work continues to be an interesting project. Old maps and site plans of the Whaley House property have been found and accounts of Southern California horticultural history have been reviewed and have helped shape the direction of the garden design.

Based on our research, as well as present-day considerations for the space, the committee has developed the following criteria. This encompasses existing garden material, moving, removing and adding new plants and hardscape. Three Certified Arborists evaluated the trees on the property and made health-improvement recommendations.

We are now in the design phase of the project and have been having lively discussions on the best ways to decorate the many "rooms" in these gardens. Once the design plans are agreed upon, we will plan the implementation and set maintenance standards.

After this committee's initial work is completed, there will be an ongoing Whaley House Garden Committee that will oversee the space, plan changes as needed and actually dig around in the dirt, helping with weeding, deadheading, transplanting, etc. SOHO members interested in this hands-on committee should look for future announcements in Reflections, or give us a call to be notified.

2001 - Volume 32, Issue 3


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Old San Diego Police Headquarters

President's Message

Executive Director Report

Hotel Del Coronado Continuing Saga

Historic Hotel San Diego Awaits the Wrecking Ball

Threat to Agua Caliente

We Called it Caliente

County Historic Site Board Reinstated

Mills Act Notice

Volunteer Appreciation Party

Aztec Brewery Art & Artifact Ensemble

Heritage Park Gets a Facelift

The Ranch House

The Whaley House

Help Furnish the Whaley House

Volunteers Make the Difference

Whaley House Garden Update

SOHO Museum Shop at the Whaley House Grand Opening

Heritage Tourism

Welcome Ranger Berry

Letter to the Editors

In Memorium

Contributors to Success

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