Project Description

The Strand, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Nearly 4,000 sq. ft. of mish-mash hillside garden right at the beach on the strand in Manhattan Beach, CA was converted into an Ocean Friendly Garden. The project was funded through a CA Proposition 50 IRWMP Grant administered by West Basin MWD and Surfrider Foundation, and was completed in the Spring 2012.

The unique twist for this garden was directing rainwater from the parking lot situated above the site and an adjacent building’s redirected downspout across the hillside through a series of plant-lined bowls.

Garden area water requirement before OFG = 60,000 gallons per year
OFG water requirement = 15,000 gallons per year