The Coastkeeper Garden is a real out of the way find. The 2.5 acre garden is located at Santiago Canyon College in the City of Orange. This unique, sustainable garden hosts plants from six southern California native habitats as well as drought-tolerant plants. The Master Plan incorporates six California Friendly ® vignettes (garden rooms) into “backyard” landscapes that harmonize with the native plant habitat throughout the Garden. This portion is perfect for those looking for home landscaping ideas with Italian, Craftsman and more landscape groupings.
Of note, the parking is not accessible from Santiago Canyon College and can only be reached off of Santiago Canyon Road (NW corner of the campus just prior to Jamboree).
This is also a perfect destination to group with a visit the the OC Zoo and/or Irvine Park which are located right around the corner.