Pot Luck & Plant Exchange at La Casita del Arroyo

May 14, 2017

The Mediterranean Garden Society welcomes everyone to its 2nd Annual Pot Luck Luncheon & Plant Exchange at La Casita del Arroyo on May 20.

We’ll let MGS do the explaining…

Our wonderful winter rains have spurred exuberant spring growth in our gardens. Start now saving those cuttings—succulents, summer-dry plants, any of your favorites—as you do your spring garden clean-up.

There will be a bounty of plant and seeds to choose from and everyone will go home with great new plants. Bring boxes or bags for your new treasures.

Potluck contributions will be delicious and plentiful. Please bring a dish of your choice to share for lunch: appetizer, salad, sandwiches, or dessert. Over lunch we’ll share ideas and personal experiences in our gardens—a great opportunity to get to know one another and answer garden questions. Drinks, cups, plates, utensils will be provided.

La Casita del Arroyo—a community meeting house, water demonstration garden and butterfly sanctuary perched on the east edge of the Arroyo Seco—was designed in 1932 by noted architect Myron Hunt and built by unemployed workers during the Depression using native Arroyo stone and lumber from the velodrome built for the 1932 Olympics. The water demonstration garden, dedicated in 1988, was designed by MGS Southern California Advisory Board member Isabelle Greene, FASLA.

Scenes from a past visit to La Casita Del Arroyo:







Photo credit: © 2014 Karol Franks



2nd Annual Pot Luck Luncheon & Plant Exchange
Saturday, May 20th, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
La Casita del Arroyo, 177 S. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena
Requested donation: $10 per person
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The Mediterranean Garden Society has members from all over the world. “Visit” some of the members’ gardens, from California and Australia to Catalonia and Cape Town, South Africa.


The Mediterranean Garden Society, Southern California Branch: Promoting sustainable, water-conserving gardening in harmony with our mediterranean climate.







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