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Outstanding American Gardens Lecture

  • November 17, 2019
  • 2:30 PM
  • Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Rothenberg Hall, 1151 Oxford Road San Marino, CA 91108

Outstanding American Gardens:

What Are They, Where Are They, and How Can They Be Saved?

Free lecture; no reservations needed

The Garden Conservancy was founded 30 years ago to preserve exceptional gardens and landscapes. In this lecture, Conservancy president James Brayton Hall will examine what America’s gardens say about our culture, and how new approaches pioneered by the Conservancy are helping to protect and document these works of art for the future.

Photo: Pasadena Private Garden, Garden Conservancy Open Days 2013

Several examples of West Coast gardens will be highlighted, including remarkable successes—such as the gardens surrounding the former prison at Alcatraz Islandand one near failure. The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days tour program of America’s best private gardens has taken place in Southern California for over 20 years.

The program is presented as part of the California Garden & Landscape History Society Lecture Series at the Huntington. 

The Huntington Store will have copies of Outstanding American Gardens: A Celebration for sale. Four Southern California gardens are featured in the book.


Photo: Alcatraz Garden, Elizabeth Byers

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