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A surprise garden on a Culver City street corner

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Garden at Beatrice and Mesmer, Culver City

Whenever I drop my car off at Modesti’s on Jefferson Blvd. in Culver City I like to walk home when I have the time. It takes me over an hour to make the 3.7-mile journey, as although I walk pretty fast, I like to stop and look at stuff along the way.


Culver City garden at Beatrice and Mesmer

One nice surprise a few weeks ago was stumbling upon a community garden at Mesmer and Beatrice.


A little oasis at Beatrice and Mesmer

This could be a very bleak corner across the street from the intersection of the Marina and San Diego freeways and overlooking the concrete walls of a Ballona Creek tributary.

culver-city-garden-at-beatrice-and-mesmer overlooking creek

Community garden at Beatrice and Mesmer overlooking creek

Instead, there is a color palette of reds, purples, yellows, rusts and greens welcoming the weary pedestrian into a small plot of land containing trees, bushes and flowers, maybe to rest for a while on the garden bench before continuing on.


Garden bench for the weary traveler

I wonder if anybody racing by in a car even knows this is here.

(Photos copyright roslyn m wilkins)

Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

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