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Event (posted 5/8/18)

Nan Sterman speaks on "Designing with Color: Hot Color, Dry Garden" Tuesday, 5/22, 4:00 - 6:00pm. The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) is thrilled to welcome Nan Sterman, garden expert, designer, author, botanist, and award-winning journalist. She is host, co-producer, and writer of the award-winning public TV show, A Growing Passion. Nan will be discussing designing with color using her newly-published book Hot Color, Dry Garden to show a joyful, color-filled way to exuberantly garden in low-water conditions. This event will be held at La Casita del Arroyo in Pasadena. Free for APLD members, $30 for general public. Please register for tickets here.

Event (updated 5/1/18)

Art exhibition by Pamela Burgess: "the naturalist's desk: language + landscape" at the Los Angeles Arboretum Library, January 27 thru June 23, 2018. Installed throughout the library, the one-person show features a range of new work in various media including 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. A map and self-guided tour of the installation will be available to visitors. The show will be up for six months, and during that time additional works will be added to the installation. Artist's Talk and Tour on Saturday, June 23 at 3:00. For more information visit and

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