Blackie's Garden Flourishes
Belvedere Community Foundation board
members enjoy learning about Blackie's
Garden at Harvey Rogers' 2nd Annual
Garden Tour. (Photo by Peyton Stein)
The most floriferous public garden on our peninsula is
without question “Blackie’s Garden.” The
8000 square foot raised bed, located near the parking lot
at Blackie’s Pasture, is the result of Harvey Rogers’ dedication
and endless energy. As a Belvedere Master Gardener, Harvey
has coordinated over 30 volunteers over the past 12 years
to keep this garden beautiful.
Volunteers have helped to plant the 2,500 plants made
up of 115 species, which are mostly native plants. Not
only do the plants at Blackie’s need to be drought
tolerant, but also colorful and give the passers-by some
planting ideas for their own gardens.
The plants are all labeled for identification and there
is now a display case on a pedestal at the north side of
the garden where Harvey displays educational material that
is changed periodically.
Blackie’s Garden is a constant work in progress.
This beautiful color spot is maintained by local volunteers
from the whole Peninsula and funded by the Cities of Tiburon
and Belvedere, the Belvedere Community Foundation and the
Tiburon Peninsula Foundation.