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Osuna Ranch demonstration garden breaks ground

Groundbreaking recently took place for Phase 2 of the Osuna Adobe Restoration project.
Groundbreaking recently took place for Phase 2 of the Osuna Adobe Restoration project.

In late August, landscapers from the RSF Association started working on Phase 2 of the Osuna Adobe Restoration project, a demonstration garden on the north end of the property. The purpose of this project is to create an enjoyable and educational environment for Osuna visitors and to enhance the natural beauty of the Adobe. In the next two to four weeks visitors can expect to see several new landscape planters, artisan boulder walls, a viewing area of the lower pasture vista and new trees and shrubs. An exciting addition for trailer users, a trailhead will be installed that will eventually connect to the trail down at the lower pastures. Improvements to the chicken coop and horse stable will also be completed.

Funds for this project were obtained from the RSF Garden Club’s grant program. An award of $7,500 was given to the Osuna Adobe Restoration Fund for Phase 2. Phase 1 was also funded by the Garden Club in 2015, with a $10,000 grant going to the landscaping and ground cover immediately surrounding the Adobe. In both phases, the grants funded the project materials, and the RSF Association paid for the labor.

Caitlin Kreutz, the RSF Association’s horticulturalist, commented “The Osuna committee would like to thank the RSF Garden Club for their continued assistance and support of our historical community asset that benefits all residents and visitors to the Ranch.”

The completed landscape projects at the Osuna Adobe can be seen at the upcoming Farm to Table Dinner at the Osuna Ranch on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 4 – 7 p.m. Tickets are $135 and include dinner, live music, drinks, and silent auction. Tickets are limited, please RSVP early at the contact below. Proceeds from this event benefit the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club and Osuna Adobe Restoration Fund at the RSF Foundation.

Stay tuned for more updates on how the RSF Garden Club is contributing to this community, as well as surrounding communities through charitable horticulture and charitable conservation.

The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible. For more information, call 858-756-1554, visit www.rsfgardenclub.org, or email: erin@rsfgardenclub.org.