This English style estate in San Juan Capistrano, on almost two acres, is like being far off in the countryside. It is quite a floriferous garden with all the classics such as roses, hydrangeas, iris and camellia. Because the property had extensive turf areas, I felt I had to mitigate the high water consumption of the grass areas by including an area of California native plants with their low water needs. The dominant feature of the native garden area was an existing Coast Live Oak. It was underplanted with ground cover Ceanothus, and the remaining areas were planted with Carpenteria, Mimulus, Island Bush Snapdragon, Salvia, and Matilija Poppy. This native garden area was about 5,000 SF, the size of an average city lot.