Landscape Landscape
Airport Avenue Demonstration Gardens

What are gardens for but to play, relax and entertain?  That's the theme of the custom designed gardens installed at the Santa Monica Airport in June 2011.  The Airport Avenue Demonstration Gardens are a collection of three distinct sustainable landscapes that provide everything you need for your own home landscape.  Whether you are looking for an eco-friendly lawn alternative, a vegetable garden, a private sanctuary, or an outdoor room, these gardens feature it all.

The Airport Avenue Demonstration Gardens
are open to the public. All are welcome.

3200 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA

"Play" designed by Peter Jensen &     
  Doug Shemer, Groundswell
"Relax" designed by Francesca Corra,   
  Dirt Diva Designs
"Entertain" designed by Marianne Simon,
  Poetic Plantings
 Airport Avenue Demonstration Gardens installed by Terra Form Landscape Company, Inc.
Photos by Amy Williams Photography 

Installation Tips

Consult our Recommendations under Landscape Standards

Local Vendors

Think local first. Give your support to Santa Monica businesses.
  • For plants visit Armstrong Nursery 3226 Wilshire Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90403  (310) 829-6766; 
  • For irrigation supplies visit Smith Pipe & Supply 1549 12th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401  (310) 393-0143; 
  • For hardscape materials visit Bourget Brothers 1636 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404  (310) 450-6556  

Maintenance Tips

Consult our Recommendations under Landscape Standards
Design Contest
Local landscape designers were invited to submit designs for three unique sustainable demonstration gardens to be installed at the Santa Monica Airport. A panel of experts narrowed the field down to nine designers, and thousands of community members voted online to choose three Demonstration Gardens. 

Click here to see designs, plant lists and background information from the nine finalists

Last updated: Wednesday, 02/01/2017


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