The Garden Conservancy has “Open Days” all over the country; where members with lovely gardens open them to the public to raise money for their group. Their goal is to save and restore lovely gardens that are endangered all over the United States.
I grew up in Pasadena; and most of the gardens were in the area I love the most. The Arroyo Seco area. It is a riverbed. Once the Los Angeles River wound through it. During the Depression, tragically, a concrete channel was built; and almost all of the beautiful native plants died.
About 15 years ago Brown-Ferris Inc. restored one large section; rerouting the water and planting. It is amazing how it has come back.
Some of the gardens on this tour look over this arroyo.
This infinity pool overlooks the arroyo seco looking westward; and the beautiful bridge which was restored as a landmark. Teddy Roosevelt stood on it when he was President and declared ” this riverbed should be a Park!” And it is.
This is a weeping mulberry bush trimmed to show the top and can you see the opening? It is a “hut”
beautiful pond and planting on the way up to a garden overlooking the arroyo
the view from the top of the hill seeing eastward over the arroyo to the San Gabriel Mountains
I have to find this doorbell!!!
and unusual “loggia” in front of a garage door
an inviting outside fireplace
tiny geraniums, violets and moss planted between the stones on a terrace
A beautiful day in my favorite neighborhood seeing beautiful gardens and learning creative and wonderful ideas!