Alhambra City Hall – Lawn Areas

Location Alhambra City Hall – Lawn Areas
110 South First Street, Alhambra
SGVMWD Partners City of Alhambra
Description/Highlights City Hall was chosen as the location for this project because it is a visible, active and central meeting location. Thousands of people visit City Hall each year to attend meetings, meet with City departments, conduct City business, attend events and more. City Hall is an iconic building featuring bright white coloring contrasted by dark green trees, plants and turf. The project featured the removal of portions of turf, installment of water-efficient irrigation systems and planting of hundreds of colorful California Native plants, succulents and other water-wise vegetation. Marker signs identify many of the plant species.
Completion Date Spring 2017
Funding Grant provided by the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District. The City of Alhambra provided in-kind resources.
Featured Vegetation California Natives: Indian Mallow (Abutilon Palmeri), Toyon (Heteromeles Arbutifolia), Point Sal Purple Sage (Salvia Leucophylla ‘Point Sal Spreader’).
  Grasses: Deer Grass (Muhlenbergia Rigens), Pink Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia Capilaris ‘Regal Mist’), Blue Fescue Grass (Festuca Glauca Ovina)
  Low Water Plants: Texas Primrose (Calylophus Drummondii), Coral Fountain (Russelia Equisetiformis), NCN (Grevillea ‘Long John’)
  Succulents: Copper Pinwheel (Aeonium ‘Sunburst’), Golden Jade (Crassula Agentea ‘Sunset’), Blue Bedder Hen and Chicks (Echeveria ‘Blue Bedder’)
Landscape Designer Kelley Hanna, Plant Goddess Landscaping
Helpful Information To learn more about water-wise vegetation suited for your location, visit: California Native Plant Society; Theodore Payne Foundation