The Vasquez Adobe, Monterey by M. Evelyn McCormick c. 1935. Collection Monterey Museum of Art
From the Spanish and Mexican-era adobes of the Monterey Historic Park District to the grounds of the former Hotel del Monte, and the estates of Pebble Beach, landscaping styles across the Monterey Peninsula span basic kitchen gardens and private, walled compounds to Rudolf Ulrich’s “Cornucopia of the world’s flora” to civic projects by modernist masters Lawrence Halprin and Garret Ekbo.
This online lecture, based on the article “Garden History of the Monterey Peninsula” published in the Fall 2016 issue of Eden, will explore the rich horticultural history of the Spanish capital of Alta California and surrounding communities.
A walking tour of the “Secret Gardens of Old Monterey.” will follow on Saturday, May 14th. Separate registration is required. Quantities for the tour will be limited and CGLHS members will have priority registration (stay tuned!).
About our speaker
David A. Laws photographs and writes about Gardens, Nature, Travel and the history of Silicon Valley from his home on the Monterey Peninsula. He has served as vice-president of CGLHS.
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