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Foster City Library Habitat Garden

Address: At the corner of E. Hillsdale Blvd. and Shell Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404

On January 15, 2021, the UC Master Gardeners of San Mateo and San Francisco Counties and Foster City Parks and Recreation department broke ground on a new demonstration garden adjacent to the Foster City Library Community Center at the corner of Shell Boulevard and East Hillsdale Boulevard.

This area will be transformed into a new habitat garden to attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and insects. The new landscape will be drought tolerant and include a water efficiency surface drip system. The new garden will be open to the public and also serve as an educational tool for both children and adults interested in understanding how pollinators interact with plants.

The demonstration garden is expected to be completed by the end of February 2021, but is subject to change based on impacts related to weather, COVID-19, and plant availability.


March 1, 2021

The trees and native plants have been installed.

February 8, 2021

The pathway has been installed and the drip irrigation assembled. Watch the video

January 25, 2021

The soil was moved for the cement path, plumbing was installed and the hardscape was moved into place.

January 18, 2021

Grass, shrubs, and trees were removed from the garden area. Measurements were taken to identity existing drainage locations and markers were placed for the new drip system and pathway.