Apr
10
6:30 pm18:30

SPB Board Meeting (public welcome)

The South Pasadena Beautiful board of directors will meet at a private home in South Pasadena on April 10th at 6:30 pm. If you are interested in attending please email us via our contact page.

Mar
25
1:00 pm13:00

Private Tour of the Conlan Garden

Don and Marilyn Conlan’s garden in South Pasadena is a hybrid: an English garden adapted to the southern Californian climate. Don Conlan designed a series of garden rooms that artfully divide and create useful spaces for outdoor entertainment, recreation and TO express his love of horticultural wonders. Over his residency of MORE THAN 40 years, the garden HAS GROWN and evolved. As in any garden, the life cycle is one of growth, peak and withdrawal.  Don has used this process as a framework for renewal. The dying trees become receptacles of new plantings. Two unique features are his love OF unusual plants, and unusual combinations that in turn compete and thrive together. He's created a framework to experiment with playful combinations, and specific species that he collects.  

The garden responds very thoughtfully to the California climate. In his front yard the grass has been removed and replaced with lower water lawn substitutes but not cactus and gravel. The back yard is where the visitor is taken through a series of progressively controlled and thoughtfully sequenced spatial rooms. At the back of his lot, he has a seasonal vegetable garden in raised beds.  He has a collection of fruit trees and an innovative woven support system for growing his heirloom tomatoes. He starts his tomatoes in his greenhouse at the back of his property to plant later in the spring. 

The garden has been recently toured by the Garden Writer’s Association and the Garden Conservancy. The Don and Marilyn Conlan garden is a botanical cornucopia and reflects the owners delight, creativity and resourcefulness.  This special garden is not to be missed.

In addition to the tour, Debby Figoni will be giving a brief talk at 2:00. We hope you can join us.

Jan
11
1:00 pm13:00

You are invited to a commute meeting concerning the Landscape, Lighting and Maintenance District update. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers and the South Pasadena City Hall Wednesday, January 11th at 6:00pm.

You are invited to a commute meeting concerning the Landscape, Lighting and Maintenance District update. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers and the South Pasadena City Hall Wednesday, January 11th at 6:00pm.

Oct
10
7:00 pm19:00

Wild Suburbia Lecture and Book Signing

Double Library Author Event: Monday, October 10th  7:00 pm
South Pasadena Library Community Room
Featuring South Pasadena resident, Barbara Eisenstein

 

IMPORTANT: The South Pasadena Public Library will be CLOSED on this date for Columbus Day Holiday, but the Community Room will be open for this Special Event

Oct
8
10:00 am10:00

Fall Gardening Workshop

Join us for a free workshop to learn about tree care, parkway landscaping and a Q & A session with a panel of gardening and tree experts. The workshop will be broken into three :45 minute sessions.

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016
Eddie Park, 2017 Edgewood Dr., South Pasadena
10a.m. - 1 p.m.

Session 1- 10am - Learn more about tree maintenance for new and mature trees, especially in this time of drought. 

Session 2 - 11:00 - Learn all about how to re-landscape your parkway including city ordinances, planting ideas and best practices.

Session 3 - 12:00 - This Q & A session is a great opportunity to ask any questions you have regarding your own trees and landscape. Bring photos.

Jun
2
6:30 pm18:30

2016 Annual SPB Meeting

Join us for our annual SPB meeting to be held in the Library Community Room. Socializing and snacks begin at 6:30pm with the meeting to follow at 7:00pm. 

We are pleased to welcome a lecturer from the TreePeople Organization to speak about rainwater harvesting. Solving drought, flooding and water scarcity can be as simple as catching rain and planting a climate appropriate garden. This lecture discusses things you can do at home to make a big impact.

Come and socialize with friends and members over appetizers and beverages starting at 6:30. The meeting will begin at 7:00. We will elect new officers and honor the winners of this year's Golden Arrow Awards.

We look forward to seeing you there!

May
10
6:30 pm18:30

May Board of Directors Meeting

SPB board meetings are the second Tuesday of every month. Anyone interested in SPB is welcome to attend. For more information email us at info@southpasbeautiful.org.

Apr
24
1:00 pm13:00

South Pasadena Garden Tour

Our annual garden tour is almost here! This year we are excited to include the South Pasadena Community Garden on our tour this year. 

For more information and to volunteer as a docent email us at sacampayne@me.com.

Apr
12
6:30 pm18:30

April Board of Directors Meeting

SPB board meetings are the second Tuesday of every month. Anyone interested in SPB is welcome to attend. For more information contact us via our 'contact' page.

Mar
8
6:30 pm18:30

March Board of Directors Meeting

SPB board meetings are the second Tuesday of every month. Anyone interested in SPB is welcome to attend. For more information contact us via our 'contact' page.