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Earth Day at Storrier Stearns

Earth Day at Storrier Stearns
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A beautiful spot to celebrate Earth Day is the marvelous and often missed Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden, almost directly across from the lovely Arlington Garden at Pasadena Avenue. It’s historic, it’s serene, and on April 24, Storrier Stearns will have Pasadena Water & Power on site handing out free seeds “to encourage spring flower planting,” as […]

Artist’s Open Day at Storrier Stearns

Artist’s Open Day at Storrier Stearns

Constructed in 1937, the garden at the estate of Charles and Ellamae Storrier Stearns was designed by Kinzuchi Fujii and took seven years to complete. Every month, Storrier Stearns’ Japanese garden, which is a registered historic landmark, is open to the public and on June 28th, artist Barbara Thomason gives a talk and presents a […]

An Arlington Spring Walking Tour

An Arlington Spring Walking Tour

Step into spring with a walking tour of Arlington Garden led by the Hill Avenue Gardening Club and revel in wildflowers…   Tour of Arlington Garden Saturday, April 11th, 10:30 a.m. Arlington Garden, 275 Arlington Dr. at Pasadena Ave., Pasadena For details, call 1.626.744.7264 CityofPasadena.net   In February, Mayor Bogaard and Councilmember Steve Madison led […]

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, […]

Rashōmon Amidst the Blossoms

Rashōmon Amidst the Blossoms

A woodcutter, a thief, a young woman, and a samurai meet by an ancient gate among the cherry blossoms. One event. Four different stories. Artistic Director Brian Brophy and the Caltech Players (who just put on Little Shop of Horrors) brings Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s film Rashōmon to the Under the Oaks Theater at Descanso […]

Cherry Blossom Fest at Descanso

Cherry Blossom Fest at Descanso

It’s springtime with cherry blossoms at Descanso Gardens, celebrating Japanese culture and flowering trees as far as the eye can see. Sat. & Sun., March 23-24, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.: a cherry blossom walk and talk tour meets at the Center Circle. Sat. & Sun., March 23-24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: if you’re in the […]

A Gift in the Guise of a Volunteer

A Gift in the Guise of a Volunteer

Green thumbs are not easy to come by. (We at HP can attest to killing cactus, even though we were told that couldn’t be done.) Creative visual splendor feeds our soul, and as such, Arlington Garden has become beloved to many in the community. But green thumbs don’t always share a trowel with financial acumen. Enter […]

Style & Whimsy in the Sustainable Garden

Style & Whimsy in the Sustainable Garden

It may seem early to plan your September garden touring, but tickets to fall’s Pacific Horticulture symposium, Style & Whimsy in the Sustainable Garden, are already selling briskly and are likely to be gone within a couple of weeks. Organized by San Diego-based Pacific Horticulture, and co-sponsored by the L.A. County Arboretum, the APLD and […]

Arlington Garden Turns 5

Arlington Garden Turns 5

One of Pasadena’s greatest grassroots treasures, Arlington Garden, turns 5 in July, but the celebration is happening a little early, to take advantage of the robust citrus grove and gorgeous spring flowers — including spectacular poppies, which won’t last much longer. (Bring your camera!) The “Constant Gardeners,” Betty and Charles McKenney, and fellow volunteers will […]

Garden Conservancy Open Days

Garden Conservancy Open Days

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 […]

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