Living the San Francisco Dream


No space for a garden in San Francisco? Get creative!

San Francisco has wonderful styles of architecture and some great living spaces. However, in a city of such a small size, finding room for a garden can be challenging.

Sometimes, one just has to be creative, like the owner of this house on Octavia Street in the Pacific Heights-Cow Hollow area of town. Go vertical!

Vertical gardening in San Francisco

Not only is this easy-care garden pleasing to the eye, and adds a decorative touch to the entry, the back garden, which likely is quite small, can be put to other gardening uses.

close up, succulent garden on Octavia Street

Being creative can result in works of beauty!

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

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Comment balloon 4 commentsLottie Kendall • November 06 2013 04:36PM


That's a very cool garden Lottie.  Someone has a great imagination.

Posted by Jim Patton, Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties ( Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816) over 6 years ago

Hi Lottie, very creative idea by this homeowner and nice catch by you.  Where there is a will there is usually a way.

Posted by Scott Larson, Park City, Utah Real Estate News (BHHS/Utah Properties) over 6 years ago

Lottie, I am fascinated by these gardens!  Thank you for sharing the photos.

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) over 6 years ago

That's what I thought, Jim. Necessity is the mother of invention, right?

Scott, this isn't the only vertical garden I've spotted while out walking, but it still remains my favorite.

Sharon, at some point I'll post more pictures of some of the creative gardening ideas I've spotted here in the midst of the City.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 6 years ago