Bella Mar Senior Living

Santa Monica, CA


The Meridian “Bella Mar” Senior Living facility in Santa Monica was looking for a complete street side renovation that would address the issues of Low Maintenance, Low Water, and still have strong curb-side appeal.  A perfect example of …”You only have one chance to make a first impression”.

We drew from the name (“Bella Mar”) and introduced a Mediterranean Landscape. Distinctly Mediterranean choices were regal Italian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), Lavender (Lavandula heterophylla), and Trailing Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis-‘Prostratus’) that spills from a raised planter.

Weber Agave (Agave weberi) are nestled in a mass ground cover planting of Blue senecio (Senecio mandraliscae).