Roger’s Gardens in Corona del Mar is a 7-acre dream for green thumbs and outdoor-living enthusiasts
Roger’s Gardens is a 7-acre dream for green thumbs and outdoor-living enthusiasts. Besides plants, pots, and tools, Roger’s carries a huge selection of modern and classic Mediterranean containers, patio furniture, fountains, and garden accessories.
2. Get ideas
Roger’s demonstration gardens offer great ideas to take home, including a planting that highlights agaves. The pair in front is ‘Blue Glow’.
Drought-tolerant plants from Mediterranean climates are a Roger’s Gardens specialty. Seen here, assembled underneath a rustyleaf fig tree, is a collection of ‘Kanga’ dwarf kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos).
Succulents are Roger’s top sellers, and the nursery makes sure there are plenty to choose from. Shown here is Aeonium ‘Sunburst’.
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