Living Green

Dec 21, 2009 3:01 PM by Kelly Bush

New botanical garden at Allan Hancock College

Students at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria have a new learning and leisure space.

Staff, faculty, and volunteers helped plant more then 50 varieties of shrubs, flowers, and succulents in a new botanical garden. It's located just behind the college's new science building.

Instructors say the 9,600 square-foot garden is an example of sustainability, with drip irrigation installed throughout to conserve water, along with drought-resistant plants. They say recycled materials were also used when possible, including a walkway made of crushed granite.

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