Golden Arrows are recognition awards which are presented annually by South Pasadena Beautiful to residents and businesses who do an outstanding job of planning and maintaining their properties. While the emphasis is on the landscaping, the appearance of the residence or commercial building is also considered because the overall effect is important. Drought tolerant and sustainable gardening practices are valued very highly as examples of ways of beautifying our city and responding to the current drought situation and the Southern Californian Mediterranean climate. The South Pasadena Beautiful selection committee nominates and votes on properties in March and April. In May, the “Golden Arrows” ( a golden arrow shaped sign) are distributed to the selected gardens. The winners were honored at the Annual Meeting on June 2nd.