Harvey's Garden at Blackie's Pasture
Situated in a former parking lot, Blackie’s Pasture garden transformed a winter mud hole/summer dust bowl into a thriving 0.5-acre garden filled with year-round color. At the suggestion of the Tiburon Peninsula Foundation, work began in 1995 with a group of local volunteers. Now it is tended mainly by UC Marin Master Gardeners.
How Harvey's Garden got its name
Today Harvey's Garden is a floral oasis with 100 cubic yards of topsoil and a complete drip irrigation system.
A climate-conscious, water-wise landscape
Come see what thrives in southern Marin at Harvey's Garden
• Over 2,500 plants offering a variety of colors and long bloom times
• Plants include natives that are deer-resistant, drought-tolerant, colorful and long blooming, sun-loving, and are of an appropriate size
• Water-wise drip irrigation system; some of the plants need no summer water
• Weeding by hand is needed, mostly in the rainy season
• Maintained entirely by volunteers – about 80% Marin Master Gardeners and 20% other interested citizens mainly from Belvedere and Tiburon.