When coming to the Dunes Center you might be pleasantly surprised to know we have a native plant garden in the heart of Guadalupe! Located on 7th Street and Campodonico Ave, the garden is home to many beautiful native plants and the insects, spiders and butterflies that call the coastal ecosystem home. The project started in the summer of 2010 by the Dunes Center’s middle school program that wanted to create a community space that was educational and enjoyable in Guadalupe.
Now in its third year, the garden is really growing into its own including the newest addition, a DG path through the garden. The path allows strollers, wheelchairs and bicycles to safely view and enjoy the garden.
This is all thanks to the many donors and volunteers who made sure the garden was safe for visitors of all ages. Thank you to Chevron, United Way, Pacific Gas and Electric and Justin and Judith Evans for their generous donations to the project. Also, an amazing thank you to Guadalupe Mayor, Frances Romero, The City of Guadalupe, Oceano State Parks, and the Zepeda Family who have help tremendously in the organization and maintenance of the Garden.
Soon the Dunes Center hopes to use the garden in educational programs and community outreach events.
Stop by the Native Plant Garden and see the new path and beautiful garden for yourself. The garden offers insight to the native habitat of the coastal dunes without leaving Guadalupe.