The Grants Pass Firewise Garden is located at the west side of the Hillcrest Public Safety Station at 199 NW Hillcrest Drive and is always open to the community. The purpose of the Firewise Garden is to display fire resistant plants to use for landscaping around homes in place of fire prone plants to create a beautiful landscape. Over 90% of homes that are lost to wildfire activity are the result of fire embers. Fire resistant landscaping plays a big role in maintaining a home's protection from wildfire embers.
The Firewise Garden provides a visual display of fire-resistant plantings used in different landscaping situations. Interpretative signs guide you through each of the 5 areas. Each area displays a different theme including fire resistant plantings for full sun, partial sun, low water usage, and privacy screening. There is also a section (area 1) displaying fire prone plants that are not recommended for use close to the home.
1 - Examples of Highly Flammable Plants
2 - Fire-resistant Plants for Shade or Partial Sun
3 - Fire-resistant Shrubs for Privacy Screening
4 - Fire-resistant Perennials and Shrubs for Sunny Areas
5 - Fire-resistant Plants for Hot and Dry Areas
The funding for the garden was provided by several grants. We wish to acknowledge the following partners in the creation of the garden: