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Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society Presents the Los Angeles Garden Party, Sunday April 21st

WSHPHS Getty House
View of the gardens at Getty House

Each Spring the Los Angeles Garden Party represents a celebration of the beauty of the season in our neighborhood. It’s a time when Angelenos who appreciate  gardening and landscape design come together to get ideas and to honor those who advocate for public green space. Once again, the event takes place at Getty House, Official Residence of the Mayor of Los Angeles.

This year, the Windsor Square-Hancock Historical Society has selected gardens both large and small that are representative of examples of urban farming, draught resistant landscaping, and gardens designed for entertaining. Attendees will enjoy seeing these private gardens in our very special area of Los Angeles, where preservation, pride of ownership, beautiful landscaping and community spirit are always on display.

A beautiful garden at the 2012 Los Angeles Garden Party.
Tom LaBonge
Councilmember Tom LaBonge

The 2013 LA Garden Party is honoring CD4 Councilmember Tom LaBonge, who has been a strong advocate for both the citizens of our Greater Wilshire Neighborhood and for our City green space. His love and appreciation for nature manifests itself in many ways. On the large stage, LaBonge is known as one of Griffith Park’s most active supporters – so much so, that he takes a daily walk through the hills of Griffith Park. His passion for the 4,100 acre park presents as both preservationist and enthusiast…he has worked tirelessly to save the Park from development, while at the same time supporting more and more active recreation. In our area specifically, he has helped rally support and funding for important beautification projects like the medians on Larchmont Boulevard, the greening of islands along Wilton at 1st Street and 2nd Street, the landscaping improvements at Robert Burns Park, and greening projects at local schools.

As part of the tribute to Tom, the WSHPHS will also honor in memoriam his great friend, Huell Howser, who recently passed away after being a long time area resident and the beloved creator and host for many years of California Gold on public television.

On the day of the event, you will want to first check in at Getty House, at 605 South Irving Boulevard, to receive information about the tour. Self-guided tours of the six area gardens run from 11am until 5pm. In addition to the garden tours, attendees will enjoy a lovely schedule back at Getty House – including lunch, a boutique, lectures and the tribute to Tom LaBonge and Huell Howser.

WSHPHS Vendors
One of the vendors from last year’s event.

You can purchase tickets on-line through PayPal, or you can buy tickets at the door on Sunday (bring a check book or cash). Tickets are $65 and includes two lectures, a boutique with a variety of vendors, an opportunity drawing , and a light lunch.

Discover more about the Los Angeles Garden Party on their website.


Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society Presents
Los Angeles Garden Party
Getty House
Sunday, April 21st
Tickets are $65



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Mary has lived in the Hancock Park area for over 20 years - including homes in Larchmont Village and Windsor Square. Mary has lived in some great places in her life - but none compare to the convenience and majesty of our neighborhood. For Mary, the neighborhood has been a wonderful home to her large, extended one time she had family members living on seven different Hancock Park area blocks! Larchmont Buzz is a labor of love - built to celebrate the neighborhood and to elevate the conversation in the area.

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