Do you have a great water-wise garden…or do you know of one that others should be aware of? The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council is asking community members to self-nominate their gardens or nominate a garden that they would like to see included in the GWNC’s second Drought Tolerant Garden Tour. The nominations must include the address of the garden and a photograph of the garden. Nominations can be submitted to [email protected] by Friday, May 18, 2018. (Note that the original deadline was yesterday, May 15…but it has now been extended to the end of this week.)
After the list of gardens has been finalized, the tour will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The starting point, where tour maps will be available, will be Memorial Library Park, 4625 W. Olympic Blvd.. The tour is free and self-guided. Featured gardens will be located in several Greater Wilshire-area neighborhoods, including Brookside, Sycamore Square, Wilshire Park, and possibly Fremont Place.At the meeting point, there will also be representatives from several water-wise vendors. From 9-11 a.m., Rain Barrels Intl. will have rain barrels for sale (which are eligible for local rebates), along with information on rain barrel care and maintenance. And from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Theodore Payne Foundation will provide information on drought-tolerant and California native plants.
For more information, please contact Julie Stromberg, Chair, GWNC Sustainability Committee, at [email protected].