2022 CGLHS Conference
Friday EVENING, October 14TH through Sunday AT NOON, October 16TH
At last! The California Garden & Landscape Society will hold its long-awaited conference, "The Los Angeles River: Past, Present and Future," on October 14-16, 2022.
Mark your calendars and let us take you to the river this October to reveal its memories, stories, and plans for the 21st century.
Note that this year we've made every effort to be outdoors as much as possible, including Friday's reception and Saturday's lunch and dinner.
REGISTER NOW—OCTOBER 7TH IS THE DEADLINE AND IF YOU REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 30TH, YOU RECEIVE A DISCOUNT!
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IMPORTANT: When you register, please note that your registration includes ALL events and dinners. Separate tickets are available for those traveling with you who are NOT registered for the conference but who would like to attend Friday and/or Saturday evening social events on an "à la carte" basis.
FRIDAY 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. LA CASITA DEL ARROYO, PASADENA
We'll start with a happy hour gathering at La Casita del Arroyo located above the Arroyo in Pasadena where we will be introduced to the subject of our weekend. Presentations by our Sunday morning tour guides.
SATURDAY 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. RIVER EXPLORATION
We'll enjoy a continental breakfast together at The Garland Hotel. Joe Edmiston, Executive Director of the Mountains Recreation & Conservancy Authority, will be our keynote speaker. And we will have Tilly Hinton of LA River X and Melanie Winter, director of The River Project also as speakers.
Next, we'll board a bus for a series of stops and talks along the river. We'll have box lunches from Spoke Cafe, which we will enjoy outdoors. Speakers and a walking tour will be presented by the Los Angeles Conservancy and FoLAR (Friends of the Los Angeles River) at spots along the river. The bridges that span the LA River are iconic, and link communities on both sides of the vast concrete channel. We will experience some of the bridges; others are unique bridges designed for use by pedestrians, equestrians, and cyclists, which we will enjoy on foot. We will be presented with a private tour of the Taylor Yard G2 River Park Project by Michael Affeldt, Director of the LARiverWorks.
Dinner: Catch up with old friends, and make new ones at the river-adjacent Italian restaurant Ca' del Sole, in Toluca Lake.
SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. to noon THE SEPULVEDA BASIN
You won't want to miss Sunday's event! There will be a morning carpool excursion to Sepulveda Basin with Tilly Hinton, founder and curator of LA River X, a digital humanities project that has been gathering and publishing people's river stories since 2019. Along with Tilly, will be tour guides: LA River X alumni Fred Kaplan, John Kosta, and Peter Bennett. This area of the river is surprisingly natural and verdant, and tour goers will have an opportunity to truly experience the river up close. The Sepulveda Basin is one of three areas along the LA River with a soft bottom (vs. concrete).
Reserve your hotel room now:
Conference operations will be based out of the boutique and river-adjacent hotel, The Garland, in North Hollywood. A block of rooms at the hotel has been reserved at a discounted rate that is available through September 27th. To obtain lodging please go to https://www.thegarland.com/ or click on the button below. To get the discount, it is important that you select your arrival and departure dates FIRST, then use the code: CGLHS2022 in the Group Code box. Space is limited.
BOOK HOTEL AT GROUP RATE
You may also telephone the hotel directly at (800) 238-3759; just let them know you are booking a room for the CGLHS Conference.
Image: Los Angeles River and Mount Washington, looking north from Elysian Park ca. 1900. Source: Pierce Collection of Photographs, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California. Edited by CGLHS.