22 Mar 19
The poppies and wild flowers are coming in to full bloom at the California Poppy Reserve in Antelope Valley and the surrounding areas. (Photo by David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
Here is a sampling of upcoming garden classes, lectures and events in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area.
Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve: Park hours: sunrise-sunset daily. The Jane S. Pinheiro Interpretive Center hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday during the season and special events. Wildflower hotline: 661-724-1180. Admission $10 per vehicle. No dogs on trails. 15101 Lancaster Road (from Highway 14, go 15 miles west off of Avenue I exit, road becomes Lancaster Road). Call ahead to confirm center hours. 661-946-6092. www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=627
Armstrong Garden Centers class: “Growing Perfect Tomatoes,” 8 a.m. Area locations include: 5816 San Fernando Road, Glendale (818-243-4227); 1515 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge (818-790-2555); 12920 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks (818-761-1522); 50 Taylor Court, Thousand Oaks (805-497-9223). Check website for other locations. Call ahead to confirm your location is holding the class. Free. Upcoming: “Best Landscape Shrubs,” 8 a.m. March 30; “Japanese Maples,” 9 a.m. March 31. www.armstronggarden.com
The Secret Gardens of Forest Lawn-Glendale: The Glendale Historical Society leads a tour of two locked gardens and the meditation garden 1-5 p.m. Free. Meet at Forest Lawn-Glendale, Little Church of the Flowers, 1712 S. Glendale Ave. http://www.forestlawn.com; bit.ly/2YdfEv9
Theodore Payne Foundation Wild Flower Hotline: Call 818-768-1802, Ext. 7. Also, online: theodorepayne.org/learn/wildflower-hotline/
Sherman Oaks Garden Club: Ilona Buratti discusses garden topics including grafting techniques, 10 a.m. Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino. Millie, 818-761-4075.
Uncovering History in Pasadena’s Busch Gardens: Historian Michael Logan discusses the Adolphus and Lily Busch property garden that was open to the public from 1904-1938 on Orange Grove Boulevard, 7 p.m. Tickets $22 in advance; $25. Maranatha High School, 169 S. St. John Ave., Pasadena. pasadenaheritage.org/springlecture
Tomatomania! at Descanso Gardens: Tomato seedlings, almost 300 varieties, for sale, hands-on demonstrations and lectures, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 29-31. Check the website for lecture times and topics for each day. Admission to the gardens $9; $6 seniors and students; $4 ages 5-12. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. 818-949-4200. www.tomatomania.com
Grow LA Victory Garden classes: Master Gardener Rose Scordino leads classes for beginners on how to plan and plant a vegetable garden, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 30, April 6 and 13. Fee $20 for one class; $55 for all three. Register by phone of email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Community Gardens of Santa Clarita at Central Park,27150 Bouquet Canyon Road. 661-713-7003. bit.ly/2VUp8JP
Right Plant, Right Place: Lili Singer leads the class, 1:30 p.m. March 30. Fee $35. Theodore Payne Foundation, 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley. 818-768-1802. bit.ly/2F3dGoF
Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour – Historic Homes and Gorgeous Gardens: Drive-yourself event to docent-guided interior stops, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 31. Tickets $43; $48 day of event. www.pasadenaheritage.org/springtour; bit.ly/2TAmR9X
Ikebana exhibit at the Japanese Garden: The garden and the Soetsu San Fernando Valley Branch present the exhibit of Japanese floral arrangement, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 31. A demonstration by a member of the branch, 1 p.m. Admission $5; $3 for ages 62 and older and ages 11 and younger. 6100 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys. 818-756-8166. www.thejapanesegarden.com
San Fernando Valley Orchid Society: 7 p.m. April 3. Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino. 661-360-7898.
Burbank-Valley Garden Club: Yvonne Savio gives a presentation “Northern California Garden Delights,” 10 a.m. April 4. Little White Chapel Christian Church, 1711 N. Avon St., Burbank. 818-848-0313. Savio’s blog: www.gardeninginla.net
Theodore Payne Foundation Native Plant Garden Tour: The 16th annual self-guided event of 29 private residence gardens, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 6-7. Check map on the web site for general locations of gardens. Tickets are good for both days, $30 early bird price by 11:30 p.m. March 23; $35 after (check website for other options if you join the foundation or purchase two tickets). Tour book and identifying button will be mailed; or, if too late for mailing, purchase tickets on April 6-7 at addresses found here bit.ly/2TQ3oCf You may also call, visit the foundation address or use the website to order tickets. 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday). 818-768-1802. theodorepayne.org; http://www.nativeplantgardentour.org/about.html
Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum: Guided tours of the house, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Garden tour, 10 a.m. Friday. Admission $7; $2 ages 6-16; cash only. 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-456-8432. www.adamsonhouse.org
Conejo Valley Botanical Garden: Specialty gardens include bird habitat, butterfly, desert, rare fruit, herb, orchard and tranquility. Hours: sunrise-sunset daily. Closed on July 4; heavy rain and if trails are muddy (trails may be muddy for several days after rain). Children’s garden: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. 400 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. 805-494-7630. www.conejogarden.org
Descanso Gardens: Specialty gardens include ancient forest, California natives, camellias, Japanese, lilacs, oak forest and rose. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (except closed on Christmas). Admission $9; $6 seniors and students; $4 ages 5-12. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. 818-949-4200. www.descansogardens.org
Gardens of the World: Specialty gardens include English perennial, French, Italian, Japanese, mission courtyard and rose. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Closed on major holidays. Free. 2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-557-1135. www.gardensoftheworld.info
The Getty Center: Tours of grounds and the Central Garden. Check website for hours. Free admission. Parking $15. Getty Center Drive at North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles. 310-440-7300. www.getty.edu
Huntington Botanical Gardens: Specialty gardens include Australian, children’s, Chinese, desert, herb, Japanese, palm and rose. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except closed on Tuesdays. Closed on New Year’s Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Admission $25/$29; $21/$24 ages 65 and older and ages 12-18; $13 ages 4-11 (first price is weekday; second is weekend). 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. 626-405-2100. www.huntington.org
The Japanese Garden: Stroll through the “dry” Zen meditation and the “wet” gardens. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Guided tours by advance reservation Monday-Thursday mornings. Call to check for unscheduled closures; closed if it rains 24 hours before opening and during open hours; closed on all Los Angeles city holidays. Admission $5; $3 for ages 62 and older and ages 11 and younger. 6100 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys. 818-756-8166. www.thejapanesegarden.com
Lake Shrine Meditation Gardens: Check website for rules of conduct. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays, major holidays and heavy rain conditions. 17190 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades. 310-454-4114. www.lakeshrine.org
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden: Specialty gardens include aquatic, herb, perennial, rose, southern Californian landscapes, rainbow serpent, water conservation and a tropical greenhouse. Historical section includes the Queen Anne Cottage and Santa Anita Depot. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily except closed on Christmas. Admission $9; $6 for ages 62 and older and students; $4 for ages 5-12. Tram tour: noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; $5. 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. 626-821-3222. www.arboretum.org
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