No reservations are required, but you might want to plan now to participate in the annual Garden Conservancy Open Days program this Sunday, rain or shine.
This national program features more than 360 gardens in 21 states this year — and six, all private, are in Pasadena. Participants will gather to begin the Pasadena tour at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, where tickets and maps will be available from 9:30 to 4 p.m. Or you can head straight for the garden you want to see first.
After all, it’s self-guided: You select which gardens you want to visit and in which order and pay $5 admission to each, cash at the door or by ticket. Featured are Rancho La Loma, three Craftsman homes (including the Blacker House), a Spanish Revival home and cactus garden, and a four-acre estate with formal gardens.
Details about each garden are available online. Proceeds benefit such Conservancy programs as the restoration of the gardens on Alcatraz Island, as well as local nonprofit garden projects.
Garden Conservancy’s Open Days
Sunday, April 25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Begin at Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 125 S. Grand Ave., Pasadena
$5 per garden or 6 for $25; children under 12 free
opendaysprogram.org or 888.842.2442