Grow! At the L.A. Arboretum

Apr 30, 2012

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Need guidance, experience, someone in the know? Looking for inspiration? Wanting to delve into the unique and unusual?

The L.A. Arboretum is putting on Grow! A Garden Festival this Friday-Sunday, May 4-6.

They will have a “Unique and Unusual” plant sale, a marketplace of 40 vendors, exhibitions of sculpture and art installations by the Cream Gallery, lectures, demonstrations, and activities to promote the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” campaign.

In need of sustenance to get you through all this stimulation? The choices are many: Peacock Cafè BBQ, The Coffee Gallery, Jamba Juice, Kealey’s Poppin’, Mother Moo Creamery, Grilled Cheese, Kabob ‘n Roll, Pie & Burger, and Slammin’ Sliders.

Liquids for the throat—of the alcoholic variety—can be purchased at “Beer for Books” where they will sell beer, wine, and used books to benefit the Arboretum library. (Fascinating combo; would love to know how they came up with that idea. Must have been over a pint or glass, or two).

The event kicks off on Friday evening with swing era music by Big Band Theory, and attendees will get first choice of the plants and merchandise. For an additional fee, there will be sample wine by Phantom Rivers Winery with appetizers by Claud & Company Catering, and tequila cocktails created by Nobleza Tequila.

Grow! A Garden Festival at the L.A. Arboretum
Friday, May 4th, 5-8 p.m., tickets: Adults, $5-10; Children, $1-2 (depending on membership)
Saturday-Sunday, May 5-6th, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., tickets range: $3-10
Parking ranges from $4 to $10 in the Arboretum lot or at the Santa Anita Race Track
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