A trellis archway leads visitors from the Vegetable Garden to the formal Fountain Garden.
Water flows from basalt megaliths from the San Gabriel Mountains above Pasadena, California. They were donated and drilled by Hardscape Materials of Tulsa.
The Fountain Garden architecture is symmetrical with a central reflecting pool and a series of shallow terraces of descending heights.
Roger High School students take a break on a shaded bench. The reflecting pool is lined with gray glacier stone with beveled edges and a charcoal stucco finish.
There are over 30 species of perennials and 20 varieties of shrubs in the Fountain Garden. The profusion of flowers along the west side displays the exuberance of an English cottage garden.
Grand opening guests look over the Fountain Garden in 2006. The beds initially consisted of a clay loam, heavily compacted soil. We dug in a 3 inch layer of Back-to- Nature composted cottonseed hulls before planting.
Some years later, the Fountain Garden plantings have really matured. The fireplace of our outdoor kitchen in the adjoining Herb Garden can be seen in the background.
Linnaeus Gardeners take on maintenance chores to get the Fountain Garden ready for spring. The trellis fence leads visitors into the Herb Garden.