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Event (posted 11/12/17)
Art exhibition by Pamela Burgess: "the naturalist's desk: language + landscape" at the Los Angeles Arboretum Library, January 27 thru June 23, 2018. Explores the concept, beauty, and meaning of landscape as seen thru a personal lens. Installed throughout the Library, work includes drawings and poetry, sculpture and photography, selections from the Library's collection of botanical books, and artwork based on specimens found in the Botanic Garden. An over-sized cabinet of curiosities. Map and self-guided tour of the installation will be available for visitors. For more information visit and

Job (posted 11/8/17)
Estate Head Landscaper
in Los Angeles. The Head Landscaper is responsible for maintaining the health of all the plant material and upkeep the estate grounds. Duties include constant inspection for pests and disease, and monitoring all plant health; supervising staff; and routine and seasonal maintenance of landscaping. This is a working supervisor position in which the individual is expected to work alongside the landscape crew. Reports to Estate Manager. For a complete job description and contact information, please download this Job Description: 2017_11 HEAD LANDSCAPER AD.pdf

Job (posted 10/11/17)
Head Gardener for the Nature Gardens at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Reporting to the Director of the Nature Gardens, the Head Gardener leads a team responsible for maintenance of the living displays, insuring high-quality care using sustainable landscape practices. This is a creative position which has the primary responsibility for all gardening activities, setting a welcoming tone for our visitors and providing service in the public areas of the Museum with a focus on the Museum’s mission and visitor experience. To read the entire job announcement, interested candidates can go directly to the online application by clicking:

Job (posted 10/11/17)
Landscape/Garden Designer for Armstrong Garden Centers' Landscape Design Division. This is an exciting opportunity that includes competitive base pay plus generous commission and full benefits. For more information, apply to this link:

News (posted 4/23/17)
Elizabeth C. Schwartz Fund at the California Native Plant Society. Many people knew past SCHS board president, Elizabeth Schwartz. Elizabeth was an avid supporter of California native plant conservation and education. She named the California Native Plant Society as one of her beneficiaries and they are in the process of setting up a fund. The Elizabeth C. Schwartz Fund will support a staff position at CNPS dedicated to native plant conservation in southern California. If you would like to honor Elizabeth’s memory by contributing to this fund, please contact the CNPS through their website:

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