#939:  Twentieth Century Folk Art Environments - John Medica Gardens

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Stone Castle Lane, Santa Rosa





State Plaque


Gardens are located in a gated community with no public access

From the plaque:

'Trying to make it look better,' John Medica spent 20 years transforming a barren hillside into a magical garden of plants and creative stone works. Castles were his greatest triumph. A native of Yugoslavia, the self-taught Medica created an oasis for people and animals to enjoy. This imaginative assemblage is one of California's remarkable Twentieth Century Folk Art Environments.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Saving and Preserving Arts and Cultural Environments, a non-profit and educational corporation, April 6, 1987.

2009 David Schmitt