Walking Tour: CA Native Plants & Water Wise Gardens

Apr 2, 2017

Pasadena’s Complete Street Coalition hosts California Native Plants & Water Wise Gardens, a walking tour, on April 8.

We’ll hand over the explanatory reins to CSC…

The tour will begin at Pasadena’s historic Washington Park, designed by famed California Native Plant conservationist Theodore Payne, with a guided tour provided by the Friends of Washington Park. We will then head over to a recently completed native garden at Jackie Robinson Post Office, designed and built by the community in collaboration with Transition Pasadena, Theordore Payne Foundation, and Hahamongna Native Plant Nursery, before descending into Bungalow Heaven to check out additional examples of drought tolerant water wise native plant landscaping.

The pace will be slow but we may be in the sun—bring a hat and water! Children and leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome.

This walking tour is part of 30 Days for the Earth, a Throop Church initiative.


CA Native Plants & Water Wise Gardens Walking Tour
Saturday, April 8th, 9-11 a.m.
Washington Park, 700 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena 91104.
Free event
For more info, visit event Facebook page

Photo, top right, by Friends of Washington Park.


(L to R): Ginko, Art Deco & Rose. All part of “Moonwalk” by Cynthia Luna.


The Pasadena CSC was formed on July 1, 2013 in response to the death of several cyclists in automobile collisions. We’re a diverse coalition of cyclists, pedestrians, transit users, and community organizations who believe in the power of Livable Streets—streets that are designed to be safe and inviting for people of all ages and abilities—to support the health, sustainability, and vibrancy of our community.

We work in concert with partner community groups, Pasadena City government, local businesses, and other advocates to support the development of multi-modal transportation options, policies that protect the safety of all users, and a community that celebrates active living. We welcome anyone who shares this vision.

General meetings are held on the 1st Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Location: 1280 Afton St., Pasadena 91103.


Photo credit: Complete Street Coalition.





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