So, this is the other 2/3rds of the garden that used to be Mandella Community Garden and got moved down by the freeway. Now it’s called Southside Community Garden (see mural). Probably the crazy/coolest thing about the garden is its rainwater cistern disguised as a giant ladybug!
Gotta love the curvilinear gate, as well. I think that thing rising above the gate is technically called a bower. (I hear the artist was also going to include broccoli and shitake mushrooms in the composition, but it got nixed, for some reason.)
At any rate, it’s always good to have some permanent features in the garden that establish a sense of place and permanency even when the garden is in its “flat and brown” phase of the annual cycle. Here’s a panorama of the east half of the garden, definitely looking a bit flat and brown. In a few weeks it’ll be raging, though: