Events: Upcoming & Past

    • March 21, 2020
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    • May 31, 2020
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    Due to public health circumstances, we have postponed the upcoming events on the CGHLS spring calendar. We look forward to rescheduling them and resuming further public programming (we had more in store for you!) as soon as it's advisable.

    In the meantime, we invite members to spend some time with the many garden and landscape history resources that we offer here on our website: 

    Plant Materials

    Publications and Books



    Gardens and Landscapes

    Eden Archives

    To enjoy full access to the most recent issues of our journal, Eden, please become a member of CGLHS.

    Become a Member

    • September 01, 2021
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    • Los Angeles River Center & Gardens, 570 W. Avenue 26 Los Angeles, CA 90065

    This year marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of CGLHS! We have been planning our next conference
    focusing on the Los Angeles River, but we regret that we must postpone it due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. 

    When we reschedule the conference (expected for 2021), activities will include talks at the Los Angeles River Center, walking tours, kayak excursions and exploration of pocket parks. The tours are scheduled to feature Atwater, Frogtown, and the Headwaters Corner at Calabasas. 

    We expect speakers and tour leaders to include:

    Joe Edmiston, Executive Director of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy

    Joe Linton of "Creek Freaks" and "Streetsblog LA;" author of the guidebook, Down by the Los Angeles River 

    Dennis Washburn, advocate for the Santa Monica Mountains and Las Virgenes Forest and founding mayor of Calabasas 

    PHOTO: Los Angeles, looking north from Elysian Park showing Los Angeles River and Mt. Washington, approximately 1900, photCL Pierce 00853, C.C. Pierce Collection of Photographs, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.