Apex Wellness Center Slideshow

Front-yard transformed: local basalt boulders, 2 rain gardens, permeable paving, plants for year round interest & wildlife habitat

Front-yard east side BEFORE, abandoned & neglected

Front-yard west side BEFORE.

Apex Wellness Center

Front-yard west side inviting safe entry walk & beautiful garden

Back-yard rain garden takes overflow from water storage cistern. Native grasses absorb & clean water.

1550 gallon cistern stores roof rain water for irrigating native plants in back-yard.

Back-yard east side BEFORE

AFTER: Bike shed with mixed sedum eco-roof, wheel chair ramp into clinic & drought resistant eco-lawn.

A Dream Comes True

After this badly-neglected Lent’s house was acquired by a chiropractor for a Wellness Center River City Gardens was hired to design and oversee the implementation of an Eco-Friendly Garden.

The Portland Development Commission gave a Green Features Grant for the landscape. The following criteria were required: prevent soil erosion, improve soil quality, protect water quality, conserve water and watershed health.

Certifications Awarded
for Eco-Friendly Landscape

Certified Backyard Habitat: PLATINUM

A Portland program to remove aggressive weeds, create wildlife habitats and garden responsibly Awarded by The Columbia Land Trust and Audubon Society of Portland.

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