MAY 2022


The COVID-19 outbreak has forced cancellation of most events and closure of many public spaces. Some venues are beginning to open back up up, but please contact the venues before committing anything to your calendar.

Submitted by Yvonne Savio
Contact each location to confirm the listed event, for details, and for a full schedule.
Events are free with admission unless otherwise indicated.

For more events as they’re posted, see https://www.gardeninginla.net/submit-your-garden-events.html

ONLINE WEBINARS and IN-PERSON EVENTS May 2022


Upcoming events, Online Zoom: Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
https://www.arboretum.org/calendar/2022/5

Upcoming events, Online Zoom: California Garden & Landscape History Society
https://cglhs.org/upcoming-events

Upcoming classes, Online Zoom: California Native Plant Society
https://www.cnps.org/events

Upcoming events, Online Zoom: Los Angeles & Santa Monica Mountains Chapter, California Native Plant Society
https://lasmmcnps.org/

Upcoming classes, Online Instagram and Facebook: Rogers Gardens
https://www.rogersgardens.com/blogs/events

Upcoming events: Smartgardening (LA Dept. of Water & Power)
https://dpw.lacounty.gov/epd/sg/webinars.cfm

Upcoming Classes, Online Zoom, Waterwise Community Center, Chino Basin Water Conservation District
https://www.cbwcd.org/

Upcoming classes, Online Webinars at the Theodore Payne Foundation:
https://theodorepayne.org/learn/classes-workshops/

Sunday, 5-1-22, 10:00am to 5:00pm
In Person Event - Mary Lou Heard Memorial Garden Tour
Huntington Beach

This self-guided tour offers 42 "real gardens by real people" for you to visit. Visit as many or as few gardens as you wish. You can decide which gardens you would like to visit by reading the garden descriptions in our Tour Guide available at www.heardsgardentour.com . There is no ticket to buy. There is a donation jar at each garden and the funds go to The Sheepfold women’s shelter. This tour offers small and large, cottage and summer dry gardens for your pleasure and inspiration. Free.  9681 Flounder Drive, Huntington Beach 92646.  For more information, contact Jennifer McInteer, info@heardsgardentour.com , 714-486-6261, www.heardsgardentour.com

Sunday, 5-1-22, 10:00am to 4:00pm
In Person Event - Redlands Garden Tour and Plant Sale

Redlands Horticultural and Improvement Society, Redlands

This tour will visit six gardens, each a different theme, that homeowners cared for.  $15 adults, free for children and under.  Garden Tour tickets and maps may be purchased at the Asistencia, 26930 Barton Road; Gerrards Market, 705 W Cypress Ave.; Redlands Art Association, 215 E. State St.; Sunshine Nursery, 34017 Yucaipa Blvd., Yucaipa; and Cherry Valley Nursery, 37955 Cherry Valley Blvd., Cherry Valley. For more information, contact Frank Herendeen, Frankherendeen@gmail.com , 909-793-3333, https://redlandsgardenclub.com/index.html

Sunday, 5-1-22, 10:00am to 5:00pm
In Person Event - Inspired Garden Artistry 2022 Spring Garden Tout

View Park/Windsor Hills/View Hights/Ladera Heights areas

From 10am-5pm, visit the Vendor Fair at Ladera Park for nursery sales, giveaways, children’s activities, plant swap, food trucks and more.  From 12pm-5pm, you can go on a self-driving, self-guided tour to visit back yard gardens in the communities of View Park, Windsor Hills, View Heights, and Ladera Heights neighborhoods, featuring an assortment of gardens that display the diverse topography of the community. These range from drought tolerant landscapes to lush native plantings, large entertainment areas to quaint elegant gardens. Homeowners proudly showcase water conservation efforts and farm-to-table solutions. This tour requires purchasing tickets. $30 through April 19th, $35 thereafter thru Day of Event. Purchase tickets at www.inspiredgardenartistry.com. Location = Ladera Park (South Entrance), 4750 W. 62nd Street, Los Angeles 90056. For more information, contact Opal Lyesight, team@inspiredgardenartistry.com , 323-312-9200, www.inspiredgardenartistry.com

Sunday, 5-1-22, 12:00noon to 4:00pm
In Person Event - Camarillo Garden Tour
Camarillo

Started in 1996 by dedicated volunteers, the Garden Tour is now one of Camarillo's signature events, blending a variety of elements to create a truly delightful afternoon of fun and friendship. In addition to five amazing gardens, the tour features art exhibits and demonstrations, a delightful garden-themed boutique, an enticing raffle, live music, and delicious refreshments. All proceeds from the event directly benefit our grief and bereavement programs throughout Ventura County.  $25.00.  To purchase tickets = https://www.lmvna.org/gardentour/ .  For more information, contact Lynda Frank, lfrank@lmvna.org, 805-642-0239, https://www.lmvna.org/gardentour/

Sunday, 5-1-22, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
In Person Event - 'Transforming your Garden into a Gallery of Gorgeous Succulents" with Debra Lee Baldwin
The Peninsula Garden Club, Rancho Palos Verdes

The Peninsula Garden Club and Palos Verdes Art Center will host author and horticulturist Debra Lee Baldwin. Discover how to create a personal paradise that delights you and your guests. Debra shows simple and effective ways to showcase intriguing, fleshy-leaved plants. Succulents are easy-care, too. Did you know our area has an ideal climate for growing them? Debra launched worldwide interest in succulents with her first book, Designing with Succulents, and has written several other books on these plants. Debra will sign books before and after her presentation, and there will be a raffle of succulents, containers, etc. All visitors must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Wearing face masks is strongly encouraged. $30. Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-author-debra-lee-baldwin-the-queen-of-succulents-tickets304297872127 .  5504 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275.  For more information, contact Jackie Johnson, Jackiejohnsonusa@aol.com, 310-850-2821, https://pvartcenter.org/events/meet-author-debra-lee-baldwin-the-queen-of-succulents/ or https://debraleebaldwin.com/

Saturday, 5-7-22, 9:00am to 4:00pm
In Person Event - Open Garden Day
Santa Ana

Join us for West Floral Park and Fisher Park’s annual Open Garden Day. Feel inspired as you explore a variety of 9 gardens. Shop, learn, and dine along The Promenade. And stroll down the charming streets of this hidden gem of North Santa Ana. $20 in advance, $25 on May 7. Purchase tickets at https://opengardenday.com .  2300 N Westwood Avenue, Santa Ana 92706.  For more information = info@opengardenday.com , https://opengardenday.com

Saturday, 5-7-22, 10:00am to 2:00pm
In Person Event - Gate and Garden Tour
Laguna Beach Garden Tour, Lagina Beach

The Garden Club hosts its annual major fundraiser for educational school gardens, local scholarships and community projects. This year’s walking tour will visit gardens that are quintessential “Laguna Beach” gardens in a stunning Laguna Beach neighborhood. The festive event will offer for sale artisanal margaritas and Mexican fare, free refreshments, and spectacular homemade baked goods, plein air painters in several gardens and a raffle of prizes from local artists and businesses. We are proud to partner with our sponsors, Laguna Beach County Water District, Team Laguna/ Re/Max Coastal Luxury Realtors, Dana Point Nursery and Tequila Corcel, for this fun-filled event. The tour will begin and end at the beautiful Bruce Scherer Waterwise and Fire-Safe Gardens of the Laguna Beach County Water District Headquarters, 306 3rd Street, Laguna Beach. Buses will continuously shuttle tourgoers from Laguna Beach Water District Gardens to the tour neighborhood and back at the end of the walking route. To make the last tour of the day, you must arrive at the Water District Garden by 2:00 pm. $60 (Plus handling fee) tickets available on www.lagnabech.org ; $65 day of tour if we are not sold out. Timed tickets will be sold to enhance social distancing throughout the tour time frame. State mandated COVID precautions for May 7, 2022 will be enforced. 306 3rd Street, Laguna Beach 92651.  For more information, contact Susan Denton, cnnpinca@yahoo.com , 949-315-5028, www.lagunabeachgardenclub.org

Tuesday, 5-10-22 AND Tuesday, 5-24-22, 10:00am to 12:00pm
In Person Event - Ballona Discovery Park Clean Up
Ballona Discovery Park Garden Club, Playa Vista

Roll up your sleeves to help beautify Ballona Discovery Park! Get hands-on experience while learning about urban ecology. You will assist with invasive plant removal, pruning, watering, seeding, planting, mulching, and more! Healthy plant life is vital for a healthy ecosystem! Free, but you must pre-register at https://www.ballonafriends.org/community-events . Ballona Discovery Park, 13110 Bluff Creek Drive, Playa Vista 90094.  For more information, contact Neysa Frechette, neysaf@ballonafriends.org , 818-470-3593, www.ballonafriends.org

Thursday, 5-12-22, 7:10pm
Online Webinar - "What are Cultivars?" with Bart O'Brien

The Southern California Horticultural Society

Bart O'Brien is the current Diretor of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden in the Bay Area and recipient of the American Horticultural Society's 2022 Liberty Hyde Bailey Award, one of the highest achievments in American horticulture. He is also a former SCHS Board Member and recipient of our 2005 Horticulturist of the Year Award. He will be explaning the use (and misuse) of the term "cultivar" in horticulture.  Event Schedule = 7:10pm SCHS Announcements, 7:15pm Plant Forum, 7:30pm Program begins. This meeting will be broadcast via Zoom and Facebook. Viewing the webinar is free, but you must register to receive Zoom access at www.socalhort.org  For more information, email socalhort@gmail.com

Saturday, 5-14-22, 8:00am to 10:30am
In Person Event - Plant Walk with herbalist Irena Cora Stathis
The Los Angeles County Arboretum, Arcadia

Join us for a refreshing walk through the gardens, exploring and getting to know some of the varied plants that are growing at the Arboretum. We will discuss traditional and folkloric uses of herbs from the culinary and functional to the magical and even spiritual. Humans have evolved along side plants and so our lives are very much intertwined with theirs; we literally would not exist without them. Discover the fascinating cultural relationships of humans and plants, both historically and in current times, and be inspired to cultivate your own relationship with them. Some of the plants we will be meeting and learning about include: Yarrow, California Poppy, Sage, Rosemary, Violet, Mugwort, Artichoke, Elderberry, Pomegranate, Rue, Fennel, Blackberry, Hollyhock, Lavender, Calendula and Lemon Balm. $25 members, $30 non-members.  LA County Arboretum, 301 N Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia 91006.  Register at https://www.arboretum.org/events/plant-walk-with-herbalist-irena-cora-stathis/2022-05-14 For more information, contact LA Arboretum Education Department, 626-821-4623, education@arboretum.org , https://www.arboretum.org


OTHER VENUES

Armstrong Garden Centers

Including Anaheim, Claremont, Costa Mesa, Glendora, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Canada-Flintridge, La Crescenta, Laguna Niguel, La Habra, Long Beach, Monrovia, Newport, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Tustin, Westchester

www.armstronggarden.com/

Garden Centers are open (with restrictions) for in person shopping. Online ordering, curbside pickup and delivery available.

California Botanic Garden (formerly Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden)

1500 North College Avenue
Claremont 91711
909-625-8767

calbg.org (formerly rsabg.org)

Gardens open with limited capacity. Check website for current listings and online content.
Grow Native Nursery
open for online ordering and curbside pickup.

California Native Plant Society – San Gabriel Mountains Chapter  
Eaton Canyon Nature Center
      

1750 North Altadena Drive
Pasadena 91107
818-398-5420

http://cnps-sgm.org/

Check website for current listings.

California Native Plant Society – Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter
First United Methodist Church

1008 11th Street
Santa Monica 90403
818-782-9346

www.lacnps.org

Check website for current listings.

California Native Plant Society – Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter
Sepulveda Garden Center

16633 Magnolia Blvd
Encino 91436
818-782-9346

www.lacnps.org

Check website for current listings.

California Rare Fruit Growers – South Bay Chapter

South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Blvd

Palos Verdes Peninsula 90274
310-765-0570

https://crfg.org/home/chapters/california/south-bay/

Check website for current listings.

Coastkeeper Garden

1560 East Santiago Canyon Road
Orange 92869
714-850-1965

www.coastkeeper.org

Check website for current listings.

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Drive
La Canada Flintridge 91011
818-949-7980

www.descansogardens.org

Gardens are open with limited capacity. Check website for current listings and online content.

Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley

UCR Palm Desert
75-080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert 92211

www.deserthorticulturalsociety.org

Check website for current listings.

Eaton Canyon Nature Center      

1750 North Altadena Drive
Pasadena 91107
626-398-5420

http://www.ecnca.org/

Check website for current listings.

El Dorado Nature Center

7550 E. Spring Street
Long Beach 90815
562-570-1745

http://www.longbeach.gov/park/park-and-facilities/parks-centers-pier/el-dorado-nature-center/

Check website for current listings.

Fullerton Arboretum

1900 Associated Road
Fullerton 92831
657-278-3407

www.fullertonarboretum.org

CLOSED. Check website for current listings and online content.

Huntington Botanical Gardens

1151 Oxford Road
San Marino 91108
626-405-2100

www.huntington.org

Open with limited capacity - tickets required. Check website for current listings and online content.

J Paul Getty Museum – Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles 90049
310-440-7300

www.getty.edu/museum

CLOSED. Check website for current listings and online content.

J Paul Getty Museum – Getty Villa

17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
310-440-7300

www.getty.edu/museum

CLOSED. Check website for current listings and online content.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

301 North Baldwin Ave
Arcadia 91007
626-821-4623

www.arboretum.org/

Open with limited capacity - tickets required. Check website for current listings and online content.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles 90007
213-763-3466

www.nhm.org/

Open with limited capacity - tickets required. Check website for current listings and online content.

Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch

6400 East Bixby Hill Road
Long Beach 90815
562-431-3541

https://www.rancholosalamitos.org/

Open with limited capacity - tickets required. Check website for current listings and online content.

Rancho Los Cerritos

4600 Virginia Road
Long Beach 90807
562-206-2040

http://www.rancholoscerritos.org/

Open with limited capacity - tickets required. Check website for current listings and online content.

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

(See California Botanic Garden)

Redlands Horticultural and Improvement Society

Church of the Nazarene
1307 E Citrus Avenue
Redlands, CA 92374
Frank Herendeen 909-793-3333

http://redlandsgardenclub.com/index.html

Check website for current listings.

Roger’s Gardens

2301 San Joaquin Hills Road
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
949-640-5800

www.rogersgardens.com

Garden Center is open. Online ordering, curbside pickup and delivery options are also available.

San Diego Botanic Garden

230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas CA 92024
760-436-3036

http://www.sdbgarden.org

Open with limited capacity - tickets required. Check website for current listings and online content.

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

1212 Mission Canyon Rd.
Santa Barbara 93105
805-682-4726

https://www.sbbg.org/

Open with limited capacity - tickets required.  Check website for current listings and online content.

Santa Barbara County Horticultural Society

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
909 N La Cumbre Road
Santa Barbara 93110
805-684-5725

www.sbchs.org

Check website for listings.

South Coast Botanic Garden

26300 Crenshaw Blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula 90274
310-544-1948

www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org/

The Garden is Open to Members with advance reservations and to online ticket-buyers.  We are no longer accepting in-person payments.  In order to limit attendance, all visitors and Members must reserve tickets in advance.

Southern California Horticultural Society

Friendship Auditorium
3201 Riverside Drive
Los Angeles CA 90027
818-567-1496

http://www.socalhort.org/

Second Thursdays 7:15-8:30pm. SCHS meetings start with Announcements and the Plant Forum at 7:15pm, followed by the featured speaker. Online Webinar - TBD  To register, see our Monthly Meetings Page.

Theodore Payne Foundation

10459 Tuxford Street
Sun Valley 91352
818-768-1802

theodorepayne.org

Online ordering and curbside pickup available.

ONLINE WEBINARS AND CLASSES - CHECK WEBSITE FOR CALENDAR

University of California Riverside Botanic Garden

900 University Avenue
Riverside 92521

951-784-6962

http://gardens.ucr.edu

CLOSED. Check website for current listings and online content.

University of California South Coast Research & Extension Center

7601 Irvine Blvd
Irvine 92618
949-653-1810

http://screc.ucanr.edu/Extension_Outreach_-_Education/

Check website for current listings.



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