The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council will host its second Drought-Tolerant Garden Tour on Saturday, June 2nd. Garden Tour attendees may procure maps of the gardens at the meeting point. This will be a self-guided and free tour.
The Second Drought-Tolerant Garden Tour will showcase gardens in the following Greater Wilshire neighborhoods: Brookside, Fremont Place, Sycamore Square, and Wilshire Park. Although the tour will focus on neighborhoods on the south side of the Greater Wilshire area, the tour will also feature a magnificent Hancock Park garden recently featured in the LA Times. Another tour highlight will be the front and rear garden of a Fremont Place home recently featured in the 2018 The Garden Conservancy “Los Angeles Open Day” tour. All gardens were nominated by Greater Wilshire residents. The review and selection of garden nominations was made by GWNC Sustainability Committee members.
At the Garden Tour’s meeting point, Rain Barrels International will be distributing rain barrels for sale, which are eligible for City of Los Angeles Rain Barrel Rebates. They will also be offering information on rain barrel care and maintenance from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. LA High Memorial Library will feature an exhibit on garden books to compliment the tour.
- Rain Barrels are $15 after rebate for LADWP customers. Be guaranteed to pick up your barrels at the event this Saturday – order online now at www.rainbarrelsintl.com/events-order.asp?id=341
- LADWP will also be participating and will be providing goodies and rebate information.
- Select gardens will either have the homeowner and/or landscape designer present to discuss the garden.
For more information on this event, please contact Julie Stromberg, Chair, GWNC Sustainability Committee, at [email protected].