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Living Wall

Where stone meets soil.

Image of living wall with bench and succulents

What lives among the rocks? See for yourself along this meandering
sandstone wall, where a wide array of dry-climate plants thrive.

Family looks closely at the Living Wall

Looking for insects within the rosemary.

A live forever and trailing indigo bush on the Living Wall

Catalina Island live-forever and trailing indigo bush.

Spider silk on a live forever

Spider silk on chalk dudleya flowers flowers.

Octopus agave in bloom by the Living Wall

Octopus agave in bloom.

A white-lined sphinx moth caterpillar

A white-lined sphinx moth caterpillar eating California evening primrose leaves.

California fuchsia

California fuchsia.

A mom and son sit and look closer at plants on the Living Wall

Has a bee landed on the California bush sunflower?

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Looking for insects within the rosemary.

Catalina Island live-forever and trailing indigo bush.

Spider silk on chalk dudleya flowers flowers.

Octopus agave in bloom.

A white-lined sphinx moth caterpillar eating California evening primrose leaves.

California fuchsia.

Has a bee landed on the California bush sunflower?

Things you'll see and do:
 

  • Get inspiration for your own rock planter.

  • Look for caterpillars munching on leaves.

  • Marvel at the spiny teeth on the agave leaves.