The Solano Canyon Community Garden occupies the former site of the Solano Avenue Elementary School, which was torn down in 1935 shortly after construction of the Pasadena Freeway. The freeway runs along side—and under—the garden.  Part of the orchard is actually situated above the second tunnel of the northbound lane of the 101.

Community residents helped to established this garden.  In addition to well-tended beds of vegetables and flowers, lively mosaics accent the common areas in walls, tables, sidewalks, and shaded benches.  The mosaics are the work of a local artist and gardener.  Solano Canyon Garden is almost five acres in size.  Two thirds of the space is devoted to an orchard and hillside planting beds for non local farmers. The remainder consists of common areas and 30 individual garden plots.

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