Hawthorne Creative Office
Certified as a National Wildlife Foundation urban habitat, this former auto parts garage converted to a design studio feature a green facade of native California plants that includes Calystegia macrostegia and Clematis ligusticifolia that draw hummingbirds, bees, butterfliesand other important pollinators that are in short supply in the industrial neighborhood. The rear garden is the conversion of a former oil changing area. It includes removing concrete slabs and a solid concrete wall to add a glass overhead door that opens to the new garden. A new planter with a continuous bench seat and a fire pit were also added. Existing cracks in the concrete slab were seeded with native California wildflowers as well as native grasses and trees such as the Platanus racemosa 'California Sycamore'