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Seeking Gardens for 2nd GWNC Drought-Tolerant Garden Tour

Attendees admire a garden in Windsor Village on the GWNC’s 2016 Drought Tolerant Garden Tour
A Fremont Place garden on the 2016 tour

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].

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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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