The CdM Village Dolphin Topiaries will soon be replaced as part of a long awaited landscaping project for CdM.
In 1994, the City, in partnership with the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce planted dolphin topiaries in the East Coast Highway medians at Marguerite Avenue. These dolphins have become a historical icon of the CdM Village and what started the intersection’s “Town Square” initiative. However, over time, the dolphins have significantly outgrown their intended form and have become difficult to maintain. City Staff determined that severely pruning them back to their original size and shape would likely cause their decline and that they have reached the end of their life cycle and are ready to be replaced.
Subsequently, the City, in partnership with the CdM BID has obtained replacement dolphin topiaries in duplicate poses and forms. The new replacement topiaries have spent much time growing in their planters and are now ready to be planted into the medians, replacing their predecessors. Once planted, the topiaries will grow more rapidly and with proper care and
maintenance, will reach full maturity and flourish once again.