The Path Garden (Moorpark, CA)

A bare pedestrian path can become a beautiful garden space with some work and tender loving care. This page contains photos and information about Great Granny Vi's Path Garden in Moorpark, CA. She had turned the walkway between two neighborhood retaining walls into a sanctuary, filled with different plants, flowers and gifts of garden art.

A nice person asked me to send these two pictures in so people could see the difference from our side of the path and the other side of the green belt. This path runs through from our block to the school. And children and parents and others use it as a short cut. People from other areas come to walk/ride bikes and many walk their dogs through this brown belt.

By Vi Johnson

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Looks like someone has been busy decorating in the "Path Garden" again. Hubby found these last Saturday. He hung two of the bird houses in trees, put the smallest on a pole back in the garden, and placed the shells back where they were left.

Children's Garden Gifts (The Path Garden)

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I heard voices in the garden and opened the gate to find a little girl signing my guest book. She had brought the painting to the garden with her dad.


She had set it on the ground near a big rock.

Painting in Secret Garden

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Last Saturday two of the children that come to the Path Garden almost every day came with this wind chime. They told me they had gone to a yard sale in our neighborhood and when they saw it they thought they should buy it for the garden.

Windchime for Path Garden gate.

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A few flowers (and one of berries) that are blooming in the garden. Not a lot of color, but still nice to walk through and see a new flower every few days.

A purple iris growing in a garden.

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November 17, 2005

The garden gate as seen from the "Path" side area behind our house, a common area.

Garden Gate and Path

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A lady from another neighborhood was walking her granddaughter through the garden. She said her daughter lives in our area and she babysits every week for her.


She comes down the garden path a lot ...

succulents in clay pot

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Here are a few more pictures of what is happening in the Path Garden now.

A purple and white flower in the Path Garden

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Some one has left garden art at the Path garden and at our gate. One day we had this angel at the gate, and another that was left with a broken head that had been fixed and a leg in pieces left on a tree stump.


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These are just a few of the new garden gifts we have found so far this year. An Eagle Scout brought a few friends to help in the garden last week. Some planted and some helped clean and trim.

The Path Garden (Spring 2013)

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I had another surprise at the Garden Gate last week. Some kind person and her dog left this hand soap and a note tied to the arch over the garden gate.


Such a treat for these old hands. And much appreciated. The hand made card was very cute too.GG Vi

Gift bag, card, and bar of soap.

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Another surprise tucked away in the garden today. These look to be wooden dolls, but may be resin. I picked up one and the far hand is missing. So I sat it back and will go look tomorrow and glue them down where they were left, on the ladder.

Two Praying Statues

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When it comes to rose buds, I love the clear colors and so pure, as this white one from the Path Garden. Here is another Angel Face, full opened. Enjoy each in their own beauty.

The Path Garden (Jan. 2012), a lavender rose, fully opened.

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Because our yard is 2 steps down from "The Path Garden" and we had to pile dirt (sand bags) up to keep the rain from flooding the back yard. So we just built the planting area like a raised bed.

garden path support

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This windchime was left at the gate. Very cute. We restrung the danglers and made them shorter. So people signing the Path Garden guest book wouldn't get them tangled up in their hair.

Painted Planter Windchime Hanging in Tree

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