5:30 PM17:30

Tree Line Outreach Program

Tree Watering Volunteer Opportunity

Tuesday, October 22nd
5:30-7:30 PM South Pasadena Metro Station Park

It’s been many months since we’ve had significant rain and our young trees need watering. Come help educate residents on watering and caring for their newly planted parkway trees. Attend a short orientation and education session to learn about tree care and how to effectively educate residents on best practices. Set out with this information and tree watering bags (provided by the City) to reach out to residents and also monitor the health of the trees for the City database.

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9:00 AM09:00

Mulch Spreading Day at our new USPS Landscape

Mulch Spreading at the new landscape at the USPS - Volunteer Opportunity

Saturday, November 9th
South Pas USPS, 9-2PM

Meet at 1001 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030

SPB is hosting a MULCH SPREADING DAY at the newly planted South Pasadena USPS, we need a lot of volunteers to help us spread 30 cubic yards of mulch on our new landscape. Please join us for all or part of the time!

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2:00 PM14:00

Garden Tour and Plant Swap

Join us for this year's Sustainable Garden Tour that will take place Saturday, April 13th. 

This year’s 49th annual self-guided tour features five beautiful gardens including the South Pasadena Community Garden. The tour begins at the Community Garden at 1028 Magnolia Street. This will also be the site of our popular plant swap. Visitors are encouraged to bring a plant and take a plant.

The tour will also include an “Ask a Master Gardener” table hosted by Debby Figoni, information about the City’s environmental programs and resources and more.

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3:00 PM15:00

Annual Meeting

This year our annual meeting will feature a repair workshop. This free community event is centered around empowering people to fix what’s broken. Volunteer repairers will guide you through the process of diagnosing and repairing your broken household items including; small appliances, toys, bikes and electronic devices. Jewelry and clothing repair is also welcome.

With this unique event as our annual meeting, we hope to empower and guide people in the disassembly and repair of their broken “stuff” that would otherwise be tossed out. It  also raises awareness of our throw away culture and encourages people to repair rather than replace.

SPB will provide tools and workspace for the repair of the broken items. Attendees are encouraged to bring any special tools or replacement parts which may be needed.  Items are limited to things small enough to carry (no large appliances please).

If you are interested in sharing your repair skills and would like to participate as a repair coach, please email us at: southpasadenabeautiful@gmail.com

The Repair Workshop will take place on Saturday, June 2nd from 3 to 6 p.m. at the South Pasadena Library Community Room.  1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena.  We invite you to come and socialize with other friends of SPB and celebrate this year’s many accomplishments including the new landscaping at the Library Park. Refreshments will be provided.

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1:00 PM13:00

2018 Sustainable Garden Tour and Plant Swap

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
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10:30 AM10:30

Tree Talk Lectures at Garfield Park

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.

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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.

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1:00 PM13:00

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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.

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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

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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.

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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!

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