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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Event: Cultivating L.A. Japanese-Style Garden Tour - Sept 30

Cultivating L.A. Japanese-Style Garden Tour

Date: September 30, 2007
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Locations vary and are provided with ticket
Address: Tickets available from L.A. Conservancy , Los Angeles

Region: Downtown LA
Phone: (213) 623-2489

Admission: $30 general public; $25 for members of presenting organizations
Website: www.laconservancy.org

Description: Explore the beauty and history of Japanese-style gardens in L.A.! This special, one-day tour offers a rare glimpse at five sites that reflect the rich Japanese influence on our Southern California landscape.

Sites include the private Storrier-Stearns Garden in Pasadena, spanning nearly two acres and designed by master Japanese landscape designer Kinzuchi Fujii; the richly symbolic James Irvine Japanese Garden in Little Tokyo, designed by acclaimed landscape architect Takeo Uesugi, who is now overseeing its exciting redesign; Roosevelt High School’s Garden of Peace, designed by the school’s Japanese Club in the 1930s, neglected and destroyed after the entire Japanese-American student population was interned during World War II, and forgotten for fifty years, until Latino students discovered its story in the 1990s and rebuilt the garden as a tribute; San Gabriel Nursery & Florist, a third-generation Japanese American business specializing in rare plants including bonsai (bonsai demonstrations throughout tour day!); and the residential gardens of Norton Avenue, a cluster of modest homes fronted by beautiful Japanese-style gardens maintained by gardeners who have lived in the neighborhood for 40 years.

The gardens are beautiful, the stories behind them amazing. Co-presented by the Los Angeles Conservancy, the Japanese American National Museum, the California Garden and Landscape History Society, and the Garden Conservancy.

Walking Tour

Los Angeles Conservancy

From ExperienceLA.com...


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