That's Pennsylvania Street. Although it's just called Pennsylvania Garden. We're still in San Francisco.
This little bit of public land, rounded by a freeway exit at 18th Street and Pennsylvania, is featured in the current edition of Pacific Horticulture, which is how I found out about it. This is the Potrero Hill neighborhood; we rarely visit.
According to Pacific Horticulture, this was public land assigned to CalTrans (our state highway department) when guerrilla gardening began in 2008. Neighborhood interest quickly grew to the point that CalTrans updated the irrigation system and signed over some rights to San Francisco's Department of Public Works. The garden is maintained by volunteers and the water will be turned off in 2 years. Plants and labor came from all over via Craigslist. Bay View Green Waste delivered 30 yards of mulch to help improve the soil.
Love the recycled entry way.
All these plants will surely naturalize in San Francisco without supplemental water once they get established.
The land backs up to a drainage backed by an autobody shop and planted with succulents and cacti.
You know I'm generally not in to variegated foliage, but this Coprosma repens was lovely
backing up to a black phormium
threaded through with a limey green Helichrysum petiolare.
Very nice. Thank you Potrero Hill people!