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Barry’s Dawn Gardens

Fall color in California

We’re visiting with Barry Friesen today, who is sharing photos of his beautiful garden, which he has named Dawn Gardens.

Here are some photos of Dawn Gardens in Grass Valley, California. These are from the fall season, but I have many photos of the spring season, with 50,000 daffodils blooming, and of the summer, with roses, iris, and perennials.

Beautiful view of this garden in the fallWe usually think of trees and shrubs as being the source of fall beauty, but it is clear here that ornamental grasses and the various colors of perennial foliage are beautiful parts of this season as well.

fastigate hornbeamRegularly spaced fastigate hornbeam (Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’, Zones 4–8) line the drive with their beautiful golden yellow fall color.

sitting areaA seating area with the colors of fall behind it

pondA water feature is surrounded by the fall colors of ornamental grasses, trees, and shrubs lighting up from red to yellow.

If you want to see more of Barry’s gardens, check out his website,

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  1. Maggieat11 11/24/2021

    Gorgeous! I'm loving it and will definitely look up more of Barry's photos. Thanks for sharing 🍃

  2. gardendevas 11/24/2021


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    treasuresmom 11/24/2021

    Can you hear me screaming? I love, love, love the fall colors!!!

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    simplesue 11/24/2021

    I've was just watching your YouTube videos of Dawn Garden and checking out your website!
    I love seeing gardens featured here, the humble ones the magnificent ones- and Dawn Garden is MAGNIFICENT!
    Wow, I loved the videos this garden, it was great seeing the "birds eye" views and the music was nice.
    Dawn Garden is huge and every inch is perfection!

  5. btucker9675 11/24/2021

    Those hornbeams are stunning! What a gorgeous place you have and I thank you for sharing this autumn beauty with us. I wish all a very happy Thanksgiving!

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