The Hal Snyder Garden is on the corner of Harrison and Victoria Avenue. It was funded by donations to Victoria Avenue Forever and planted by volunteers in the fall of 2010. The landscape plan of this ‘water-wise’ garden was developed by James Montgomery with plant suggestions from Hal Snyder. The garden was dedicated to Hal Snyder in a public event that took place on November 6, 2010.

Pictures of Hal Snyder Garden

Water Requirements

① – Little to Moderate

② – Moderate

③ – Regular

List of Plants in the Hal Snyder Garden and their Water Requirements:

Melaleuca (formerly Callistemon) viminalis – Weeping Bottlebrush (in parkway) ②-③

Cotinus coggygria – Smoke Tree ‘Notcutt’s Variety’ ②

Hibiscus syriacus – Rose of Sharon ‘albus’ single trunk ②-③

Lagerstroemia indica – Crape Myrtle (white flowers) ②

Platanus x acerfolia – Plane Tree, California Sycamore ②-③

Podocarpus macrophyllus ‘Maki’– Yew Pine ③

Ginkgo biloba – Ginkgo ②-③


Melaleuca (formerly Callisstemon) viminalis Little John’ – Weeping Bottlebrush Little John ②-③

Lavadula stoechas – Spanish Lavender ①

Myrtus communis ‘variegata’ – Variegated Myrtle ①

Nandina domestica ‘Harbor Dwarf’ – Sacred Bamboo ②

Osmanthus fragrans – Sweet Olive ②

Reinwardtia indica – Yellow Flax ②-③ (unknown if present)

Salvia chamaedryoides – Germander Sage ①

Salvia leucantha – Mexican Sage ①

Senna nemophila – Desert Cassia ①

Senna sp.

Ground Covers

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides  – Dwarf Plumbago ②-③

Calylophus hartwegii – Sundrops ①

Lantana montevidensis – Lantana ‘Lemon Swirl’ ②