Upcoming & Past Events

    • November 10, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • California


    (Left: Smoke Trees in Palm Springs, courtesy Millicent Harvey. Right: Lovelace garden, courtesy of Stephen Schafer)

    In partnership with the California Preservation Foundation (CPF), CGLHS is pleased to offer a free introduction to landscape photography, presented by landscape photographer and CGLHS member Millicent Harvey and HABS/HAER/HALS photographer Stephen Schafer.

    Using a camera to capture the beauty of a plant or place is just one aspect of photography. Capturing a historic landscape requires an intentional approach behind the camera, whether the goal is exhibition or documentation. Harvey and Schafer will share insights into their professional yet distinct practices and examples of their work at a free lunchtime talk on Wednesday, November 10th at noon. A Q&A with the photographers will follow the presentation. 

    Register for this event on CPF's website.

    About our speakers

    Millicent Harvey has worked as a commercial and fine art photographer for more than three decades. Currently, she works for landscape architects, landscape related companies, architects and local and national publications. Millicent Harvey’s award winning work attracts national clients who seek her out to interpret their projects with her unique and refined style, knowing that she will bring a standard of photographic excellence and her own personal vision to every project and assignment. Readers of Eden will recognize Millicent's photographs of smoke trees in the 2020 issue of our journal. 

    Stephen Schafer (AKA: Schäf) specializes in architectural photography and HABS, HAER, HALS surveys for architectural portfolios, historic landmark nominations and books like the 2021 best-selling book – Preserving Los Angeles – which he co-authored with Ken BernsteinHe has completed over one hundred 4x5" and 5x7" archival, large format photography surveys to the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Documentation. His Historic American Landscapes Surveys include diverse locations from urban high-rise entries to modernist reservoir roofs and organic swimming pools to Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village art environment. 


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    • November 17, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
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    In 2020, the City of San Francisco celebrated the 150th anniversary of Golden Gate Park. In honor of the event, Rec & Park Historian-in-Residence Christopher Pollock published a significant update to his 2001 book San Francisco's Golden Gate Park: A Thousand and Seventeen Acres of Stories.

    CGLHS is pleased to host Pollock as he reviews the process of building a verdant park on a foundation of arid sand dunes and discusses early efforts to construct the Conservatory of Flowers, Sharon Quarters for Children (America's first public playground!), and de Laveaga Dell, home of the National AIDS Memorial Grove. 

    Registrants will be automatically entered in a raffle to win either a signed copy of Pollock's book or a Golden Gate Park themed gift. The winners will be announced during the talk. San Francisco's Golden Gate Park: A Thousand and Seventeen Acres of Stories can also be purchased by visiting Norfolk Press or your favorite local bookstore. (The book would make a splendid holiday gift.)

    Registration is $5 for members and $15 for non-members.



    About our speaker

    Christopher Pollock has contributed several articles to EDEN in recent years including: “Floral Plaques in Golden Gate Park’s Conservatory Valley” Winter 2019, “Sand into Gold: 150 Years of Golden Gate Park” Winter 2020, “William Hammond Hall: Still the Unsung Father of Golden Gate Park” Fall 2020 and an upcoming piece for the Winter 2021 issue titled “The Rustic Landscape in California.” Pollock also wrote Reel San Francisco Stories: An Annotated Filmography of the Bay Area, published in 2013, which is about the some 650 movies filmed in the Bay Area since the beginning of talkies. 

Past events

October 13, 2021 Apples & Ciders & Trees (oh, my!)
June 16, 2021 Japanese Gardens in California
May 19, 2021 The Glamorous Gardens of Tommy Tomson
May 12, 2021 Documenting Landscapes in Perpetuity: The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS)
April 21, 2021 How to Research 201: a review guide to researching people
March 24, 2021 CGLHS Lecture: The Modern Landscapes of Robert Royston
February 17, 2021 CGLHS Lecture: Shaping Landscape Architecture in the Early 20th Century: Race, Gender, and Difference
November 18, 2020 CGLHS Lecture: Landscapes Lost or Forgotten
October 21, 2020 CGLHS Lecture: The Olmsted Brothers: Innovative Ecological Designs for California
September 23, 2020 CGLHS Lecture: Landscapes for Leisure
August 19, 2020 CGLHS Lecture: Hayes Perkins, The “Magic Carpet” Man
March 28, 2020 POSTPONED: Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Botanist Mildred E. Mathias: Film, Lecture, Tour, and Lunch
March 28, 2020 POSTPONED: Preservation Behind the Scenes in Filoli's Historic Garden
March 21, 2020 While Events are Cancelled: Online Resources from CGLHS
March 09, 2020 Huntington Lecture: California and the Birth of the Modern Garden
November 17, 2019 Outstanding American Gardens Lecture
October 04, 2019 CGLHS ANNUAL CONFERENCE: LOMPOC AND MISSION LA PURISIMA
September 21, 2019 Busch Gardens, Pasadena, Part 2: Lower Gardens
August 10, 2019 Busch Gardens Tour in Pasadena
August 05, 2019 California Ranches: Lands in Transition
June 03, 2019 Richard Neutra, Landscape Architect
May 11, 2019 Glendale Historical Society Restoration Expo
November 19, 2018 Beatrix Farrand Film Screenings
November 02, 2018 CGLHS ANNUAL CONFERENCE: MARIN COUNTY
July 29, 2018 BUSCH GARDENS: ADOLPHUS BUSCH'S EARLY AMUSEMENT PARK
May 19, 2018 TWO HISTORIC GARDENS IN PASADENA
December 02, 2017 FRANCIS DEAN AND THE ART OF MODERN LANDSCAPE
November 12, 2017 THE LANDSCAPE DESIGNS OF RALPH D. CORNELL
October 27, 2017 LANDSCAPES FOR LEISURE: ANNUAL CONFERENCE
September 19, 2017 RUTH SHELLHORN: MIDCENTURY LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
July 19, 2017 KATE O. SESSIONS: A NETWORK AND LEGACY OF BOTANICAL BOUNTY
April 01, 2017 ERNEST BATCHELDER: HIS PUBLIC LEGACY, HIS PRIVATE GARDEN
September 23, 2016 CHICO, JEWEL OF THE NORTH VALLEY
November 02, 2015 SAVING OUR GARDENS…HONORING OUR PAST
October 02, 2015 CULTIVATING IDENTITY: BALBOA PARK AS CULTURAL LANDSCAPE
June 05, 2015 ARCHITECTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL WALKING TOUR OF THE VILLAGE OF MALAGA COVE IN PALOS VERDES ESTATES
November 07, 2014 WHAT’S OUT THERE WEEKEND LOS ANGELES: THE PUBLIC LANDSCAPES OF RALPH D. CORNELL
October 24, 2014 THE LANDSCAPE LEGACY OF LOCKWOOD DE FOREST
September 28, 2013 BECOMING PUBLIC: DESIGN, HISTORY, PLANTS AND PRESERVATION IN EAST BAY GARDENS
May 31, 2013 WHEN THEY WERE WILD
April 12, 2013 A FRESNO FROLIC
October 13, 2012 PIECING TOGETHER PASADENA’S GARDEN HISTORY: A Unique Project in an American City
September 08, 2012 PLANTS, PASSION, AND PROPAGATION: A HORTICULTURAL TOUR OF SONOMA COUNTY
September 09, 2011 RANCHOS TO CASTLES: A TOUR OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
November 13, 2010 KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES: BEATRIX FARRAND’S SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GARDENS
October 15, 2010 SANTA CRUZ: LAND OF 1001 WONDERS
October 02, 2010 NATURE OF THE PLACE
July 11, 2010 NEVER MET A VIEW I DIDN’T LIKE
May 22, 2010 ON THE RAZOR’S EDGE
April 17, 2010 LANDSCAPE AS SANCTUARY
October 23, 2009 LANDSCAPES FOR LIVING: THE POST WAR YEARS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
September 26, 2008 SPIRIT OF LANDSCAPE: CALIFORNIA’S LOWER OWENS RIVER VALLEY
September 27, 2007 CALIFORNIA JAPANESE STYLE GARDENS: TRADITION AND PRACTICE
October 20, 2006 CALIFORNIA’S SARATOGA: SPRINGS, ORCHARDS & GARDENS
June 11, 2005 BEYOND VINEYARDS: LANDSCAPES OF THE NAPA VALLEY
November 04, 2004 THE EMPIRE THAT CITRUS BUILT: LANDSCAPE HISTORY OF OLD SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY
July 25, 2003 EARTHLY PARADISE: GARDEN HISTORY OF THE SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA
October 11, 2002 CULTIVATING CAPISTRANO: HISTORIC VALLEY GARDENS AND LANDSCAPES
September 22, 2002 GARDEN HISTORY OF SONOMA COUNTY
October 07, 2000 GARDEN HISTORY OF THE MONTEREY PENINSULA
August 20, 1999 ARTISTIC LEGACIES: UNLOCKING THE TREASURES BEHIND THE GARDEN GATES
February 25, 1999 REGIONAL MEETING: HISTORY OF SANTA BARBARA GARDENS
May 02, 1998 SACRAMENTO AREA EMPHASIS
October 11, 1997 PASADENA AREA EMPHASIS
April 12, 1997 BAY AREA EMPHASIS
November 09, 1996 BOTANIC HERITAGE GEMS OF SAN DIEGO
February 16, 1996 SECOND ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
September 23, 1995 FIRST ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING