Richmond Public Library Garden Tour

Richmond District Branch Library
351 9th Ave.

The native greenery around the stately library, built on sandy soil, provides a calming place to hang out after checking out your favorite books. This 90% native garden is a glimpse at how all city properties should look in this rain-starved landscape.

And consider what a tranquil atmosphere like this might inspire the next Rushdie, Angelou, Tan, Carson or Wilson to write about. Behold, there’s poetry in the movement of nature.

Featured plants
coast barberry (Berberis pinnata), common yarrow (Achillea millefolium), coyote brush (Baccharis pilularis), dune sagewort (Artemisia pycnocephala), blue blossom (Ceanothus sp.) coffeeberry (Frangula californica), bee plant (Scrophularia californica).