Get Into The Gardens at Persimmon Park

In 2014, Bay Meadows celebrated the opening of a new community garden at Persimmon Park, featuring 99 -plot raised bed gardens right here in our San Mateo neighborhood! The Persimmon Park community garden grows beautiful friendships along with knockout edibles. Divided into outdoor rooms, it’s a one-stop shop for creating your own farm-to-table adventure. Here, you can grow your harvest in well-nourished planter boxes, toss your bounty on the grill and serve the feast to family and friends on the communal table. Plots are available by reservation to Bay Meadows homeowners and residents of The Apartment Collection at Bay Meadows!

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What are some good gardening books?
Golden Gate Gardening – Pamela Peirce. The so-called “Bible” for growing food in the Bay Area – great for beginner and advanced gardeners alike!
Western Garden Book of Edibles – Sunset Magazine Editors. A great overview of how to grow and maintain veggies in California.
Vegetable Literacy – Deborah Madison. With stunning photos and recipes, gives useful information on how to grow, harvest, and cook with all your favorite veggies.

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Where can I buy vegetable and herb starts and seeds?
Golden Nursery – 1122 2nd Ave, San Mateo
Whole Foods – 1010 Park Place, San Mateo
Wegman’s Nursery – 492 Woodside Drive, Redwood City (15 minute drive from Bay Meadows)

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What are some good gardening blogs?
You Grow Girl – Growing tips with an emphasis on how to use your harvest in the kitchen and home.
Grow Organic Gardening Videos – Some of the best instructional videos on the web!
SF Gate Home and Gardening – A great source of information for all your basic (and not-so-basic!) gardening and cooking questions.
Dave’s Garden – Can be a little overwhelming with the amount of detail given, but an excellent resource for every gardening question imaginable.

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Persimmon Park is a place where the community can come together – to learn about growing their own food, to share stories, to experiment, and grow together. Persimmon Park is a place to grow community.

Pamela Conrad, Professional Landscape Architect (PLA) at CMG describes more special details about the park:

As a runner, in the mornings I would take advantage of the entire park network that stretches over the 80 acre site, traveling along the tree-lined streets and looping through each of the parks. The scale of the site is perfect for getting exercise in a pedestrian friendly environment. In the afternoon or evenings, I imagine strolling to Persimmon Park with my husband and two dogs, catching-up over the day’s events, and playing a bit of fetch on the lawn.

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My favorite element at Persimmon Park is the trellis and the dining table combo – labored over by the talented designers Kevin Conger and Greg Barger of CMG.

Go ‘Behind the Design’ in this interview with with Pamela to learn about the what makes Persimmon Park so special.

With ~265 sunny days per year in San Mateo, Bay Meadows has all the pocket parks you need to spread out and enjoy them. Enjoy a game of bocce, a picnic at the gardens, filling your larder with seasonal bounty or hanging with neighbors at local events and gatherings.

Discover life at Bay Meadows where exceptional living is perfectly yours. The Apartment Collection includes: Quimby, The Russell, Field House, The Morgan and Hawthorne (on the way this fall).  From jewel box retreat to energetic hub, The Apartment Collection at Bay Meadows in San Mateo serves up life and living just the way you want. We have four unique communities to choose from for the one-of-a-kind you. Find your perfect match here.