The Garden Conservancy Pasadena Garden Tour

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Today, my friend Mary Gray who owns the garden accessory store Pot-ted in Los Feliz, and I went on a tour of some beautiful and historic Pasadena gardens. The tour was part of the Garden Conservancy Open Days program.

According to their brochure "The Garden Conservancy is the only national nonprofit organization founded to preserve exceptional American gardens for the education and enjoyment of the public."

Six Pasadena homeowners generously opened their private gardens to Garden Conservancy guests this year.

I love to look at local gardens. I always walk away with lots of curb appeal ideas for my Pasadena and Arcadia home staging clients. We saw many gorgeous gardens, but Mary and I both liked the last garden we toured, the Bixby garden, the best. It wasn't a formal garden, like some of the others, but it had the most personality and charm. It reflected the Spanish Revival style of the home. You had a sense that the homeowners used and enjoyed all of the garden all of the time, not just when they were entertaining. You also had a sense that they got in there and got dirt under their fingernails.

Pasadena Conservancy Garden Tour

Bird of Paradise

Pasadena Conservancy Garden Tour

Pond complete with bronze alligator fountain

Pasadena Conservancy Garden Tour curb appeal

This was the guest house

Pasadena Conservancy Garden Tour curb appeal

Kitchen garden with fresh lettuce & greens

Pasadena Conservancy Garden Tour curb appeal

Dining area with aviary. The homeowner chose birds with pleasant songs. They must be happy. The love birds had 2 eggs and the canaries had 5 eggs.

Pasadena Conservancy Garden Tour curb appeal

Entry gates

Pasadena Conservancy Garden Tour curb appeal

The cactus garden was breathtaking. It was planted years ago by a previous owner who was the curator of the cactus gardens at the Huntington Gardens.

If you have an interest in gardens or garden design, I highly recommend you take the opportunity to participate in the next the Garden Conservancy Garden tour.

 

 

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Rainer
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Cari Anderson
Danville, CA

Michelle: what a fun outing! I love,love,love this garden...everything: the colors, the plants, the pond. It looks like a very relaxing retreat. Thank you for sharing the gorgeous photos!

Apr 26, 2010 07:42 AM #1
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Michelle Minch
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Hi Cari: It was really a great way to spend the day. Gorgeous weather and lots of eye candy. The other gardens were more formal with wide swaths of green lawn that went on forever. Everywhere you looked in this garden, there was something interesting to see.

Apr 26, 2010 07:49 AM #2
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Kathleen Garvey
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Denver - Denver, CO
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Nice photos Michelle!  The Bird of Paradise was especially beautiful...even the lettuce garden looked delish!  Gardens are so calming to walk through...thanks for sharing!

Apr 26, 2010 04:26 PM #3
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
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Thanks, Kathleen. This garden was a magical place.

Apr 27, 2010 01:18 AM #4
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Stephanie Werskey, The Garden Conservancy

Michelle, so glad you enjoyed the Pasadena Open Day. There is another chance to visit local private gardens in Los Angeles on May 8th. Details on our website at www.opendaysprogram.org.

Apr 27, 2010 03:24 AM #5
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Melanie Hedrick
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Love it!  That cactus garden is really unusual!  I love the color of the house with the blue trim.

Apr 28, 2010 02:21 PM #6
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