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Princely Potagers at the Huntington

Princely Potagers at the Huntington

The history and aesthetics of the kitchen garden in France, beginning with the Sun King’s celebrated potager in Versailles, are explored in this lecture by Eric Haskell, director of the Clark Humanities Museum at Scripps College. What we locals, commoners, and average folk might call a “kitchen garden” would be scoffed off the premises in [...]

Pasadena 1940 Forward

Pasadena 1940 Forward

A three-part lecture, a panel discussion, and an architectural tour. It’s Pasadena Heritage‘s Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. “Supported by grants from the Getty Foundation, Modern Architecture L.A. is a wide-ranging look at the postwar-built environment of the city as a whole….” Pasadena 1940 Forward: Residential Architecture of the Recent Past, on [...]

Wildflower Garden at Home

Wildflower Garden at Home

Bart O’Brien of Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden will discuss how to select, grow, and care for California native annuals in your home garden. After the program, the audience may self-tour the exhibition “When They Were Wild: Recapturing California’s Wildflower Heritage” in the Boone Gallery. Garden Talk: California Wildflowers for the Home Garden Thursday, April [...]

Arlington Garden: A Moment of Lovely

Arlington Garden: A Moment of Lovely

The California poppies—with the sun at their backs—literally glowed orange as we drove along Pasadena Avenue just south of “The Fork in the Road.” We missed the right turn, thought about continuing home, but the left hand flicked the blinker while the right hand pulled on the steering wheel. We drove around the block, parked, [...]

Home Tours & Lectures from Pasadena Heritage

Home Tours & Lectures from Pasadena Heritage

You see it almost everywhere you turn—remarkable, jaw-dropping, impressive, quaint, and quirky architecture. This Saturday, Pasadena Heritage invites you to “peek into the past,” looking at the very early development of Pasadena and the first residential homes built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Before the Bungalow is an illustrated lecture by historian [...]

Ikebana at the Huntington

Ikebana at the Huntington

On Thursday, March 14th, from noon to 3:30 p.m., the San Marino League—which raises money to support the Huntington’s Japanese Garden—will be having Ikebana demonstrations and conducting tours of the newly renovated area. We just met a long-time San Marino League-er, Robin Stafford who has been taking Ikebana—the Japanese art of flower arrangement—classes at the [...]

Wistaria Festival 2013

Wistaria Festival 2013

“Viewing the vine.” This Sunday, Sierra Madre presents its Wisteria Festival in Memorial Park with viewings of the historic vine available via shuttle from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. The Guinness Book of World Records has certified the vine as the world’s largest blossoming plant, and estimates that at its peak, the vine had as [...]

Community Garden—Get Your Bed!

Community Garden—Get Your Bed!

  Pasadena Community Gardens’ mission is to create eco-friendly, edible, and sustainable public community gardens in Pasadena—tranquil locations in which Pasadenans can, for a nominal annual cost, grow fresh and pesticide-free vegetable, fruit, herbs, and flowers in their own garden bed. All Pasadena residents are invited to become a member of Pasadena Community Gardens located [...]

Handcrafted Modern

Handcrafted Modern

Another mid-century architecture lecture? Not really. On March 9th, local artist Leslie Williamson will examine the private worlds behind famed personalities who broke the mold in the 50s and 60s when it came to architecture, art, and design. Williamson will share her compelling collection of photographs that show the homes now—iconic personalities such as Jerome and [...]

Glorious Gardens Tour

Glorious Gardens Tour

Five “glorious” gardens, a catered lunch with cocktails, and the Gardener’s Dream Boutique & Marketplace. This is the allure of this year’s Glorious Gardens Tour presented by the Spiritual Care Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles taking place on Sunday, April 28th. Last year’s event drew over 600 attendees who strolled through the private gardens [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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