There are unexpected splashes of green hidden at San Francisco International Airport
Photo by Johanna Silver
Written byJohanna SilverNovember 1, 2017
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The project was a win-win for the airport: The gardeners got to show off their talents, and the employees now have a spot to hang.
This garden is open to the public 24/7! Exit the arrivals level of Terminal 1. and head left around the animal relief area. Bam. Garden.
As part of an ongoing poll on how to improve employee life, SFO management got a suggestion: Make a place for workers to take a break and eat a meal outside. So in 2011, five parking spots were cleared to create The Garden Patio.
Led by the jovial Jimmy Brassil, the 15-person garden crew designed and installed a stunning garden—a model of drought-tolerant, architectural landscaping, featuring cactus, succulents, Australian shrubs, and California natives. This is a hidden gem if I’ve ever seen one.