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Eden is the quarterly journal of the California Garden & Landscape History Society.


The journal features articles on California’s cultural landscapes, gardens and flora, garden history, landscape architecture, garden design, and local and regional preservation efforts.


The current issue of Eden is available to download on the Eden Members Page to CGLHS members who have logged into the website only. Become a member today!


Some back issues of Eden are available for purchase. Contact: eden@cglhs.org
Eden Vol. 20 No. 1 2017
Contents: Ernest Batchelder: Teacher, Designer, Tilemaker, CGLHS Annual Report, The Chavez Ravine Arboretum, Elysian Park, Plant Introduction Garden at Chico, CGLHS Board Members 2017

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Eden Vol. 19 No. 4 2016
Contents: Garden History of the Monterey Peninsula, Redux, Emerson Knight: Landscape Artist with a Public Career, CGLHS Member News, The Impacts of Public Access at Yosemite National Park, Water Conservation at Hakone Estate and Gardens

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Eden Vol. 19 No. 3 2016
Contents: A Playwright’s Garden: Eugene O’Neill’s Tao House, 1937 to 2016; Big Chico Creek Runs Through It; Remnant Home Garden Ornamentals Along the Upper Klamath River; Member News; What is Landscape? (book review); M.F.K. Fisher and the Language of Landscape

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Eden Vol. 19 No. 2 2016
Contents: A Radical Vision for Palos Verdes Estates, Chico State Arboretum: A Legacy of Trees, Marin’s Hidden Gem, Trees in Paradise: A California History (Book Review), The Tree: Meaning and Myth (Book Review)

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Eden Vol. 19 No. 1 2016
Contents: The Ebell of Los Angeles, The Glamorous Gardens of Tommy Tomson: Part Two, CGLHS 2015 Annual Report

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Eden Vol. 18 No. 4 2015
Contents: The Early History of the Sutro Forest, CGLHS Member News, The Glamorous Gardens of Tommy Tomson: Part One

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Eden Vol. 18 No. 3 2015
Contents: The Accidental Landscapers of San Diego’s 1915 Panama-California Exposition; John McLaren: Landscape Magician of the 1915 Exposition; CGLHS Member News; Nursery Order of the Avenue of Palms; Horticulture at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition; CGLHS Conferences and Me

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Eden Vol. 18 No. 2 2015
Contents: Donald Culross Peattie: A Naturalist in California; A Gentle Man; A Storyteller’s Eye; Graduates of the California School of Gardening; CGLHS Member News; The Begonia Reaches California

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Eden Vol. 18 No. 1 2015
Contents: Olmsted Brothers’ Vision for the Panama-California Exposition; Capitol Towers: Sacramento’s Modernist Gem; Judy Horton, Garden Designer; Kent Woodlands: An Interview with Nancy Kent Danielson; Natura and Nurture: California and the Kent Family; Adaline Kent; CGLHS Annual Report

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Eden Vol. 17 No. 4 2014
Contents: Ralph Dalton Cornell, Ralph Cornell’s Preservation Plan for Torrey Pines, Book Review, World’s Fair Gardens: Shaping American Landscapes, Ralph Cornell and the “College in a Garden”

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Eden Vol. 17 No. 3 2014
Contents: Lockwood de Forest ASLA and the Santa Barbara Landscape, Recollections of My Parents (Kellam de Forest), Elizabeth Kellam de Forest, Lockwood de Forest Sr.: An American Orientalist, A Classic Rosemary for California, and My Garden Education (William A. Grant)

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Eden Vol. 17 No. 2 2014
Contents: Elysian Park: A Century of Municipal Neglect, The LAPD Cascade at Elysian Park, The Landscape of Dodger Stadium, President’s Message, CGLHS News

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Eden Vol. 17 No. 1 2014
Contents: Sydney Stein Rich: Pioneering Professional Gardener, Book Review, Expanding Women’s Work: The California School of Gardening for Women, California School of Gardening, The Indomitable Isabella Worn, 2013 Annual Report, George Schoener Day in Santa Barbara

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Eden Vol. 16 No. 4 2013
Contents: The California Landscapes of Katherine Bashford, June Meehan Campbell, Book Review

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Eden Vol. 16 No. 3 2013
Contents: Eckbo’s Fulton Mall, David Mas Masumoto: Bearing Fruit, An Interview with Mas Masumoto, Fresno Frolic Recap, Horace George Cotton, Fresno’s Garden of Eden, Saving An Historic Rose Collection

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Eden Vol. 16 No. 2 2013
Contents: The Trees in California’s Cityscape, The Legacy of Pasadena’s Trees; Bidwell Park and the Venerable Bidwell/Hooker Oak; Preservation Matters: The Santa Barbara Main Public Library, Faulkner Gallery, and Five Controversial Trees Receive Landmark Status; The Afterlife of Trees; John Fowles’ The Tree; Book Review.

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Eden Vol. 16 No. 1 2013
Contents: Taming the Car – A Vision for Los Angeles: Fred Barlow, Jr.’s Innovative Landscape for Baldwin Hills Village; Working With Fred Lang in the Southland’s South Coast; Pasadena’s Historic Designed Gardens; April in Fresno; In Memoriam: Thomas Alfred Brown, ASLA.

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Eden Vol. 15 No. 4 2012
Contents: America’s Playground and Theme Park Heritage: Launching the First Annual HALS Challenge; Options in Submitting Documentations to HALS; Sonoma TrainTown Railroad; Preservation is Child’s Play – Saving a Mid-Century City Park; Mid-Century Theme Parks: Oakland, Sacramento, Fresno; Do Playgrounds Matter?; Book Reviews; Plants, Passion, and Propogation: A Recap.

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Eden Vol. 15 No. 3 2012
Contents: Sonoma County’s Landscape and Horticultural History; Early Winegrowing in Sonoma County; Luther Burbank – Master Horticulturist; M.F.K. Fisher: A Connoisseur in Sonoma; Plants, Passion, Propogation: A Horticultural Tour of Sonoma County Nurseries.

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Eden Vol. 15 No. 2 2012
Contents: The San Francisco Peninsula’s Great Estates: Part II; The Crystal Springs Lakes and Reservoir; Bruce Porter Comments on California’s Estate Gardens; Two Studies in Conservation Easements: The Fleishhackers’ Green Gables and Telegraph Hill’s Eby Garden; Preservation Matters.

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Eden Vol. 15 No. 1 2012
Contents: The San Francisco Peninsula’s Great Estates, Part One-Mansions, Landscapes, and Gardens in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries; From Floral Paradise to Commercial Nursery And Back: The Saga of the Barron/Latham/Hopkins Estate, 1864-1942; Fall Photography Field Trip To The Getty Villa.

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Eden Vol. 14 No. 4 2011
Contents: The Brandegees: Leading Botanists in San Diego; Anza-Borrego Desert State Park; Border Field State Park and Its Monument; Landscaping San Diego: Roland Hoyt; San Diego’s Lost Landscape: La Punta; Ranchos to Castles Talk & Tour Recap.

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Eden Vol. 14 No. 3 2011
Contents: San Luis Obispo: City as Landscpae; The Dana Adobe in a Rancho Setting; Glimpses of Early Atascadero: Two Stories of Places Over Time; Landscapes and Gardens on Hearst’s Enchanted Hill; Winegrowing In SLO County; California Polytechnic State University and Its Landscape Architecture Department; Dreaming of Landscape: Morro Bay on California’s Central Coast.

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Eden Vol. 14 No. 2 2011
Contents: Beatrix Farrand in Southern California, 1927-1941; Beatrix Farrand in Santa Barbara, 1925-1959; Preservation Matters: Balboa Park at Risk; Book Reviews; Website and Archives to Visit.

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Eden Vol. 14 No. 1 2011
Contents: James Wilkinson Elliott; A Coronado Garden; The Other McLaren: Part III; Book Reviews.

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Eden Vol. 13 No. 3 2010
Contents: The Alan Chadwick Garden at UCSC; The Other McLaren, Part Two; Joaquin Miller’s Trees, Part Two; Book Reviews; Members News; Preservation Matters; Annual Meeting Announcement.

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Eden Vol. 13 No. 2 2010
Contents: The Other McLaren, Part One; Joaquin Miller’s Trees, Part One; Preservation News; Reviews; Marion Hollins and the Creation of Santa Cruz’s Pasatiemp.

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Eden Vol. 13 No. 1 2010
Contents: The Evolution and Restoration of Pasadena’s Washington Park; The Payne-Cornell Partnership; Forgotten Rose, Forgotten Creator: Francis Lester; Roses of Yesterday and Today 1945-2010: The Transformation From Lester Rose Gardens.

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Eden Vol. 12 No. 4 2009
Contents: Villa Montalvo and Little Brook Farm: Early and Late Italianate Style in the Santa Clara Valley; 2009 Annual Meeting Minutes; Members in the News; Preservation Isssue: UC Santa Cruz Arboretum, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Val Verde, Franceschi House; Revising Cultural Landscapes of Childhood: A HALS Challenge; Book Reviews; Websites to Visit.

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Eden Vol. 12 No. 3 2009
Contents: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Landscape at Hanna House; Trouble in Paradise: Today’s Aging Kaiser’s Roof Garden; Member’s in the News; Preservation Issues; Landscape for Living: The Post War Years in Northern California.

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Eden Vol. 12 No. 2 2009
Contents: Mid-Century Modern: The Kaiser Roof Garden Comes of Age; California Pioneers of Landscape Design; In Memorium: Theodore Osmundson, Book Reviews.

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Eden Vol. 12 No. 1 2009
Contents: Sutro Baths – Caracalla At Lands End; California Pioneers of Landscape Design; Preservation Issue: Solvang & Santa Barbara.

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Eden Vol. 11 No. 4 2008
Contents: Gardens Below The Watchtower: Gardens and Meaning in WWII Japanese American Internment Camps, Part Two; Preservation Issues: Vista – Darian Gardens, Hortense Miller, Iconoclast to Icon, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, The Presidio, Roeding Park; Book Reviews, Coming Events.

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Eden Vol. 11 No. 3 2008
Contents: Gardens Below The Watchtower: Gardens and Meaning in WWII Japanese American Internment Camps, Part One; Preservation Issues; Book Reviews and News; Coming Events; Owens Valley – Then and Now.

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Eden Vol. 11 No. 2 2008
Contents: Berkeley Conference Set; Book Reviews – “California Gardens,” “Casa California, Spanish-style Houses from Santa Barbara to San Clemente,” “A Photographic Garden History,” “Directories of Archival and Manuscript Repositories in California”; Redwoods and Roses – The Gardening Heritage California and the Old West; Val Verde Appeal; Preserving Historical Literature.

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Eden Vol. 11 No. 1 2008
Contents: Spirit of Landscape: California’s Lower Owen’s River Valley; Theodore Payne; Japanese Plants Come to California; Preservation Issues.

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Eden Vol. 10 No. 4 2007
Contents: California Japanese Style Gardens – Tradition & Practice Proves A Success; Japanese Gardens – American Gardeners in San Diego County, Part Two; The Japanese Presence in San Diego – A Timeline, Part Two; Jewel Box Garden; Gardens To Save Now – Montecito, Grass Valley, Santa Barbara.

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Eden Vol. 10 No. 3 2007
Contents: Japanese Gardens – American Gardeners in San Diego County, Part One; The Japanese Presence in San Diego – A Timeline; Plants of Japan; The Wardian Case; Mark Daniels.

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Eden Vol. 10 No. 2 2007
Contents: California Japanese Style Gardens – Tradition and Practice; Huntington Japanese Garden San Marino, Storrier Stearns Garden Pasadena, James Irvin Garden Los Angeles; James Irvine Garden; Mark Daniels – Engineer & Architect; Biltmore Hotel Phoenix, The California Botanical Garden, Capistrano Beach, Castles in Spain, W.A Clark Library, Biskra Oasis Hotel, Mount Saint Mary’s College.

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Eden Vol. 10 No. 1 2007
Contents: California Japanese Style Gardens – Tradition and Practice; James Irvine Garden; Mark Daniels – Engineer & Architect; The National Park Service; The Bohemian Club; An Evening with Robert Irwin; Richmond – Japanese American Nurseries.

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Eden Vol. 9 No. 4 2006
Contents: Berkeley Conference Set; Book Reviews – “California Gardens,” “Casa California, Spanish-style Houses from Santa Barbara to San Clemente,” “A Photographic Garden History,” “Directories of Archival and Manuscript Repositories in California”; Redwoods and Roses – The Gardening Heritage California and the Old West; Val Verde Appeal; Preserving Historical Literature.

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Eden Vol. 9 No. 3 2006
Contents: Alma Through The Years – A Pictorial History of The Alma Dale Estate; James Leary Flood; Henry Lloyd Tevis; A Gardener Just Like You Or Me; The Saratoga Blossom Festival; A Brief History of The Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space District; Woodhills Ranch – The Estate of Fremont and Cora Older; Carl Purdy; Additional Information on Emerson Knight; California Landscape As Historic Garden.

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Eden Vol. 9 No. 2 2006
Contents: CGLHS Conference 2006 Saratoga; Three Historic Japanese Gardens in Saratoga; Emerson Knight – Landscape Architect; Researching California Garden History – A Primer; The Getty Villa – Los Angeles; Book Reviews and Events.

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Eden Vol. 9 No. 1 2006
Contents: Oscar Prager, Willis Polk and the Empire Mine of Grass Valley; California Missions – San Miguel; San Francisco – Golden Gate Park; Santa Barbara HALS; Tree Preservation – Carpenteria; Book Reviews.

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Eden Vol. 8 No. 4 2005
Contents: Berkeley Conference Set; Book Reviews – “California Gardens,” “Casa California, Spanish-style Houses from Santa Barbara to San Clemente,” “A Photographic Garden History,” “Directories of Archival and Manuscript Repositories in California”; Redwoods and Roses – The Gardening Heritage California and the Old West; Val Verde Appeal; Preserving Historical Literature.

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Eden Vol. 8 No. 3 2005
Contents: Skirmish on Russian Hill – A Church Garden Becomes a Public Garden; CGLHS Conference 2005 Napa; Thomas Church and Garden Design In The West; Olive Percival Los Angeles Author and Bibliophile; The Down-Hyl Claim 1 – The Garden.

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Eden Vol. 8 No. 2 2005
Contents: The Cal Poly Pomona University Rose Garden; Charles Gibbs Adams; Hope Ranch – Santa Barbara County; The Oak Knoll Estate – Napa Valley.

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Eden Vol. 8 No. 1 2005
Contents: California and the Municipal Rose Garden Movement; The Rose Garden at Chateau Fresno; Early Nurseries of Napa County; Beyond Vineyards – Landscapes of the Napa Valley; Archives and Websites.

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Eden Vol. 7 No. 4 2004
Contents: “In A World That He Has Created” Class Collectivity and The Growers’ Landscape of the Southern California Citrus Industry 1890-1940 – Part Two; Napa Recap; What Needs Saving Now? – The Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park, Ridgewood Ranch Landslide; Book Reviews.

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Eden Vol. 7 No. 3 2004
Contents: “In A World That He Has Created” Class Collectivity and The Growers’ Landscape of the Southern California Citrus Industry 1890-1940 – Part One; Is It Garden Design or Art?

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Eden Vol. 7 No. 2 2004
Contents: Beverly Hills Copse; California Tree Trends; California’s Eucalyptus Boom; Changes at the Stanford Arizona Garden; Fairmount Park; Chinese Garden at the Huntington; Book Reviews.

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Eden Vol. 6 No. 4 2003
Contents: Landscape History of the Stanford University Campus-The Early Years; Santa Barbara: Franceschi House and Park; Paso Robles: Mission San Miguel Arcangel; Contra Costa County: The Moraga Rancho; Sonoma County: Villa Pompeii at Asti; Book Reviews.

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Eden Vol. 6 No. 3 2003
Contents: Rudolph Ulrich on The San Francisco Peninsula; Report: CGLHS 2003 Conference and Annual Meeting; Tehachapi: Mourning Cloak Ranch & Botanical Garden; San Marino: Huntington Desert Garden; San Francisco: Golden Gate Park Conservatory of Flowers; Fred Tschopp: An Update from John Adam.

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Eden Vol. 6 No. 2 2003
Contents: Filoli: The Gentleman’s Fruit Orchard; California Orchards – A Brief History; Conference 2003 Garden Tours; Hearst Castle: San Simeon; National Park Service Historic Landscape Initiative; Book Reviews.

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Eden Vol. 6 No. 1 2003
Contents: Cypress Lawn & The Rural Cemetery Movement; San Francisco Presidio; Earthly Paradise: Garden History of The San Francisco Peninsula; Book Reviews.

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Eden Vol. 5 No. 4 2002
Contents: Report on SJC Conference; Meeting with The Garden Conservancy; Santa Barbara Botanic Garden; Register of Research; Val Verde; Book Reviews.

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Eden Vol. 5 No. 3 2002
Contents: The Historic Landscape Initiative of the National Park Service; A Lost Rose Garden; Book Review.

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Eden Vol. 5 No. 2 2002
Contents: Cultivating Capistrano: Historic Valley Gardens & Landscapes; Berkeley: EDA Grant; The Tiles of Casa del Herrero; A Timeline For John McLaren; Book Reviews.

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Eden Vol. 5 No. 1 2002
Contents: Summit Planning on Telegraph Hill; A History of Franceschi Park; Franceschi’s Plan Introductions; The Williams Garden in Palo Alto; Restoration Progress; Preserving Modern Landscapes; Book Reviews.

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Eden Vol. 4 No. 4 2001
Contents: Victoria Avenue Forever; Franz Phillip Hosp; Report on Sonoma 2001; Peralta Adobe in San Jose; Book Reviews.

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Eden Vol. 4 No. 3 2001
Contents: History of The Sonoma Plaza; Garden Restoration Projects-What Needs Saving Now (San Francisco-Golden Gate Park, San Francisco-Sutro Heights Park, San Francisco-Coit Tower’s Pioneer Park, Monterey-Marsh’s Oriental Gardens, Palo Alto-Hanna House); Book Reviews & News.

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Eden Vol. 4 No. 2 2001
Contents: Garden History of Sonoma County; Garden Restoration Projects-What Needs Saving Now (Sutro Heights Park, Saving Santa Claus, Taking a Garden Public); Book Reviews; Coming Events; Odds & Ends.

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Eden Vol. 4 No. 1 2001
Contents: Sutro Heights and It’s Sources; Garden Restoration Projects-What Needs Saving Now (Santa Barbara-Val Verde, Pasadena-Busch Gardens, Stanford University-Arizona Garden, Santa Barbara-Franceschi House, Costa Mesa-Isamu Noguchi’s Landscape Plaza).

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Eden Vol. 4 No. 1 2001
Contents: Sutro Heights and It’s Sources; Garden Restoration Projects-What Needs Saving Now (Santa Barbara-Val Verde, Pasadena-Busch Gardens, Stanford University-Arizona Garden, Santa Barbara-Franceschi House, Costa Mesa-Isamu Noguchi’s Landscape Plaza).

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Eden Vol. 3 No. 4 2000
Contents: Gardens and Landscapes; Roy Rydell; Book Reviews; Odd News.

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Eden Vol. 3 No. 3 2000
Contents: Monterey’s Legend of the Sherman Rose; Searching for Rudolph Ulrich; Book Reviews, Odds & Ends.

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Eden Vol. 3 No. 2 2000
Contents: Historic Gardens of Monterey; Report on the Spring Board Meeting; National Park Services Publications; Book Reviews; Garden Tours Galore.

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Eden Vol. 3 No. 1 2000
Contents: Gardens of Monterrey; National Park Services Publications; California Garden Restoration Projects; Sources for Antique Plants.

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Eden Vol. 2 No. 4 1999
Contents: On Becoming A Historic Gardener; Preserving The Gardens of California; Powerful Research Tools; Sources for Antique Plants.

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Eden Vol. 2 No. 3 1999
Contents: World’s Fairs and California’s Horticultural History – Part Three; Report on the Long Beach Conference; First Mayor’s House of Salinas City; Websites to Visit.

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Eden Vol. 2 No. 2 1999
Contents: World’s Fairs and California’s Horticultural History – Part Two; Saving the Circle in the Square – Orange County; California Garden Restoration Projects; Book Reviews, Websites to Visit.

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Eden Vol. 2 No. 1 1999
Contents: World’s Fairs and California’s Horticultural History – Part One; The Importance of Documentation; California’s Garden Restoration Project; Some Garden Writings by David Gebhard.

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Eden Vol. 1 No. 9 1998
Contents: Saving Val Verde – The Struggle Continues; Rancho Los Alamitos; Sources for Antique Plants.

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Eden Vol. 1 No. 8 1998
Contents: Howard Gilkey; Tours; Places of Interest.

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Eden Vol. 1 No. 7 1998
Contents: National Park’s Historic Landscape Initiative; Annual Meeting Report; Book Reviews: “The Gardens at Filoli,” “Rustic Garden Architecture,” “Gardening by Mail, A Source Book”

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Eden Vol. 1 No. 6 1998
Contents: Pioneer California Gardens; Book Reviews – “Grandma’s Garden: The Old Fashioned American Garden 1865-1915; Places of Interest to Visit.

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Eden Vol. 1 No. 5 1997
Contents: President’s Address; Board Member Bios

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Eden Vol. 1 No. 4 1997
Contents: Talks, Garden Visits Highlights Huntington Meeting in October; Book Review – Gardens of Alcatraz; Internet Sites of Interest.

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Eden Vol. 1 No. 3 1997
Contents: Berkeley Conference Set; Book Reviews – “California Gardens,” “Casa California, Spanish-style Houses from Santa Barbara to San Clemente,” “A Photographic Garden History,” “Directories of Archival and Manuscript Repositories in California”; Redwoods and Roses – The Gardening Heritage California and the Old West; Val Verde Appeal; Preserving Historical Literature.

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Eden Vol. 1 No. 2 1996
Contents: Invitation to the “Botanic Heritage Gems of San Diego”

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Eden Vol. 1 No. 1 1996
The inaugural issue of Eden.
Contents: A Brief History of CGLHS; List of Founding CGLHS Members; CGLHS Mission

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