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    Dedekam Ornamental Terrace Garden

    The Dedekam Ornamental Terrace Garden was designed to represent a rainbow with descending bands of color. Plants were selected for their foliage or flower color, hardiness and overall quality.

Dedekam Ornamental Terrace Garden

About the Garden

This garden is named for the Dedekam Family, great admirers of botanical gardens and early supporters of Humboldt Botanical Gardens. This garden is at its best from spring until late fall but is interesting and attractive all year long.  One of the benefits of a perennial garden is that new plants always shine when others fade.  In horticulture, the term ‘perennial’ usually refers to an herbaceous plant that is hardy in the region where it is grown. 

The driving force behind creating this garden was two-fold.  The Dedekams wanted to, in Bob’s words, “knock visitors socks off with something spectacular so that they will want to come back and give back to the garden”. And the the family wanted to give back to the community as thanks for all the community gave to them.  

The Dedekam Ornamental Terrace Garden was designed to represent a rainbow with descending bands of color.   Plants were selected for their foliage or flower color, hardiness and overall quality.

One of the striking features of the Humboldt Botanical Garden is the formal, stormwater fed runnels that the flow from the top of the Dedekam Ornamental Terrace Garden into the Lost Coast Brewery Native Plant Garden water feature.  The sound of water rushing down the runnels is well worth a trip to the Garden during the rainy season.

Features

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  • Sara’s Garden is an intimate, perennial garden that stimulates many senses, providing a delightful mix of fragrances enhanced by beautiful, colorful plants. The main features of this garden are a long, vine-covered pergola walkway and a seating wall.