Frederick & Arguello Garden Tour

Frederick & Arguello Native Plant Street Park
Traffic Median on Frederick St. at Arguello St.

  • Seaside Daisies

Stumble upon Kezar Triangle and you might see some sculptural artwork, giant lawns and scurrying dogs. However, if you take a closer look you’ll see native plant icon and San Francisco booster, Greg Gaar, going about his business of restoring our local natural history one plant at a time. This is a labor of love and it shows. But you have to know where to look to find the plants, or Greg (he’s there A LOT). Just follow the birds and the bees toward the former recycling center. Scattered in the shaded areas is where old San Francisco resides. The garden continues on the street and in the adjacent community garden where Greg grows his plants. Plants that he will gladly donate to your good cause, if you manage to find him.

Featured plants: seaside daisy (Erigeron glaucus), dune tansy
(Tanacetum bipinnatum), lizardtail (Eriophyllum lanatum), Western columbine (Aquilegia formosa), rock phacelia (Phacelia californica), blue blossom (Ceanothus sp.), pink-flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum), hummingbird sage (Salvia spathacea), Douglas iris (Iris douglasiana), fringecups (Tellima grandiflora), seep monkeyflower (Erythranthe guttata).

Favorite sighting: The Hermit Native Plant Sage of Ortega, Jake Sigg