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Real Estate - May 6, 2011

A peek into private gardens

Evergreen garden vignettes take full advantage of summer

by Kareem Yasin

The two sand-colored buildings that make up the Schleins' Menlo Park home are cushioned by a lush array of lavender, orange and olive-green vegetation that instantly captures a summery, Mediterranean feel. But while the sea is nowhere to be seen, an interesting island motif emerges in the multi-purpose layout of the sprawling back garden.

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Editorial Intern Kareem Yasin can be emailed at kyasin@paweekly.com. What: Garden Conservancy Open Days Where: two gardens in Menlo Park, one in Atherton When: Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $5 admission, children under 12 free; tickets purchasable at entrance of each garden Info: Call 1-888-842-2442 or go to www.gardenconservancy.org/opendays for addresses of each open garden

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