Join us for this year's Sustainable Garden Tour that will take place Sunday, April 22nd. Six gorgeous homes will share their gardens with the public on this not to be missed garden tour. This year the tour will begin at Eddie Park. Our popular FREE plant swap will take place at Eddie Park from 12:30 - 4:30 pm. Everyone is invited to bring a plant and take a plant!
Tickets are $10 per person (children are free) and can be purchased at Eddie Park the day of the tour or in advance online here.
- Date: Sunday, April 22nd
- Time: 1 - 4 pm
- Location: Eddie Park - 2017 Edgewood Drive, South Pasadena
South Pasadena Beautiful is joining with the City of South Pasadena to present a series of free tree talks focusing on three distinct areas.
The 11:00 lecture will highlight the diseases currently attacking our urban forest. What is happening and what can be done about it.
The 12:00 lecture will include a demonstration about proper tree care and watering using trees in Garfield Park (both new and mature) as examples. Free tree soaker hoses and watering bags will be given to attendees.
The 1:00 lecture will discuss what it means to be a zero-waste household and include a composting workshop.
The lectures will take place during the Clean Air Car Show and Green Living Expo, in the Youth House at the Garfield Park.
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.
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
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.
RSVP today to attend the free drought tolerant landscape and rain barrel event at Descanso Gardens. Take advantage of the large rebate as it may not be available next year.
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!