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Abilene Gardens

  • Doug McGoon built the Galaxy Project about eight years ago out of rocks from the property on Abilene Way. He likes to mention that you can see easily see it on satellite photos like the ones on Google Maps.

    Doug McGoon built the Galaxy Project about eight years ago out o...

  • In 2001, Doug McGoon and his wife Judy Ott-McGoon purchased the Mary B. Eyre Children’s School and relocated the structure to Abilene Way. The school was split down the middle and transported to its new location and essentially reassembled.

    In 2001, Doug McGoon and his wife Judy Ott-McGoon purchased the ...

  • There are no streetlights, no paved roads leading to the eight parcels that make up Abilene Way. Most property owners still rely on septic tanks and shared water. It’s a rural lifestyle smack dab in the middle of a city filled with modern conveniences a s

    There are no streetlights, no paved roads leading to the eight p...

  • Doug McGoon heads into his orchard while performing some morning chores recently on Abilene Way in Claremont. The 1.2 acre piece of land has many fruit trees, a vegetable garden, beehives and grape vines, all of which take a fair amount of maintenance.

    Doug McGoon heads into his orchard while performing some morning...

  • Doug McGoon walks his dog Kaly along Abilene Way adjacent to his home during a recent morning. Abilene is one of the only unpaved streets in the city of Claremont.
A garden gnome is a bit of a whimsical addition to the decor at Abilene Gardens.

    Doug McGoon walks his dog Kaly along Abilene Way adjacent to his...

  • A garden gnome is a bit of a whimsical addition to the decor at Abilene Gardens.

    A garden gnome is a bit of a whimsical addition to the decor at ...

  • Doug McGoon checks on his grape vines while performing morning chores recently at his Claremont home. He has lived in the semi rural setting since 2003 which he calls Abilene Gardens in part because of the wide range of crops.

    Doug McGoon checks on his grape vines while performing morning c...

  • There are no streetlights, no paved roads leading to the eight parcels that make up Abilene Way. Most property owners still rely on septic tanks and shared water. It’s a rural lifestyle smack dab in the middle of a city filled with modern conveniences a s

    There are no streetlights, no paved roads leading to the eight p...

  • Nestled just north of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and the Bernard Field Station Abilene Way’s rural lifestyle is enhanced by the dirt roads and the absence of streetlights.

    Nestled just north of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and the Be...