There's nothing close to a vacuum at the former Western Hills Nursery in Occidental, but volunteers working to restore the property must still contend with what Nature does when left unchecked.
A central feature of the Western Hills property is the scenic pond near its center. Garden Manager Stacie Miller details some of the challenges involved in trying to restore it.
More information about current and upcoming developments at the Western Hills Garden can be found on their website.
The picture below is of an unusual gazebo-like structure that, somewhere along the way, took on the name "Folly." As seen here, it is in the process of being reclaimed from the overgrowth and restored.