Casa Romantica’s 2.5 acres of coastal gardens are an oasis of beauty and tranquility year-round. The landscape has evolved from Ole Hanson’s first plantings to incorporate extensive water-wise and native plantings which reflect the unique California coastal environment. More than 30 gardens exist today, each with unique horticultural features and appeal.
Signature gardens include a Courtyard garden; a Butterfly Garden which is a designated Monarch Butterfly Way Station; Cactus & Succulent Gardens, Native American Gardens which contain plants used by the native Acjachmen Indians; a Children’s Garden, an Herb Garden; the Story Circle, a vista designed to take advantage of stunning views; the Bluff Top Gardens, with its yucca plant which was planted here by Ole Hanson in 1927; the Native Bowl, with steps leading to the spectacular view location of Serenity Point; and the Woodland Garden, which frames the far side of the property with rare Monterey First.
In 2017, Casa Romantica commissioned The Beauty of the Butterfly, a sculpture created by internationally-recognized artist Matthew Placzek. The sculpture is located in the Native Bowl Garden.
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