Our friends at the Common Ground Garden Program have alerted us to the following events in April and May:
The Garden Conservancy is in its tenth year and is the only national not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of American gardens. By inviting the public to visit private gardens through it’s Open Days Program, the Conservancy strives to strengthen the public’s commitment to garden preservation and encourage the appreciation of gardens as living works of art.
The Open Days tours this year will be in Pasadena on Sunday, April 24, 2005 and in Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, and Santa Monica on Saturday, May 7, 2005. For tickets and a directory, go to the Open Days page of the Garden Conservancy web site or call 888.842.2442. Admission is $5 per garden. Discount booklets and directories are available through the website or at the lead gardens on both days.
The Lead Garden for April 24th Open Day is the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia and the Lead Garden for May 7th is Greystone Estate Park in Beverly Hills. Lead Gardens will be open from 9:30am-3:30pm. Private gardens will be open from 10:00am-4:00pm. Gardens will be open rain or shine.