May 2021

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced cancellation of most events and closure of many public spaces. Some venues are beginning to open back up up, but please contact the venues before committing anything to your calendar.

Submitted by Yvonne Savio
Contact each location to confirm the listed event, for details, and for a full schedule.
Events are free with admission unless otherwise indicated.

For more events as they’re posted, see https://www.gardeninginla.net/submit-your-garden-events.html

ONLINE WEBINARS and EVENTS May 2021

Now through 05-09-21
Online Webinar Series - Experience Spring in the Garden
Rogers Gardens

A series of informational and inspirational videos to get you in the mood for spring gardening!
https://www.rogersgardens.com/pages/spring-celebration

Thursday, 05-06-21, 12:30-1:30pm
Online Webinar Series - Trees Make a Better World with James Downer: Pruning Trees
UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR)

While spring may not be the best time to plant shade trees, many people are inspired to plant trees as part of Earth Day and Arbor Day celebrations. Millions of trees are planted every year in America and many of them perish after planting, according to James Downer, University of California Cooperative Extension horticulture and plant pathology advisor. "Tree planting campaigns, while well-intentioned, may not consider all the realities of bringing young trees into landscapes and caring for them over decades," Downer said. "Increasingly, city budgets for tree care are being cut back and planting budgets are non-existent in many cities. Tree planting is left to volunteer groups, homeowners, schools and other organizations that may want trees in their communities. Planting is just the first step in trees’ lives and can also be the reason for their demise if they are not planted correctly. Trees that survive initially may perish later in their young lives due to poor maintenance or exotic pests or from drought. "Establishing trees starts with tree selection — planting the right tree in the right place," Downer said. "As trees grow and begin to fill their space in gardens, landscapes, parks or city streets they begin to require other kinds of care." Downer, who holds a Ph.D. in plant pathology from UC Riverside, has 35 years of experience in horticulture and plant pathology. His research focuses on diseases of shade trees and other landscape plants and cultural practices to maintain landscape plants, especially trees. He also studies the use of mulch, soil microbiology and disease suppression in mulched soils. Remaining Schedule for this Webinar Series:

May 6: Pruning Trees
May 13: Caring for Trees (mulch, water, fertilizer)

May 20: Managing Tree Pests and Diseases

For more information and to register for these free webinars: https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=33331

Thursday, 05-06-21, 5:30-6:30pm
Online Webinar - Beyond the Backyard: Native Plants in the Built Environment
The California Native Plant Society

Our Naturehood Gardening webinar series resumes the first Thursday of the month with Beyond the Backyard: Native Plants in the Built Environment. Native plants can provide invaluable habitat in our gardens. They can do the same everywhere! From sidewalk medians to school campuses, parkways to municipal landscaping, we can cultivate native plants and their habitat power across our shared environment. Join us in conversation with landscape architects and designers who are revitalizing urban sites with California native plants.

For more information: https://cnps-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CuXFqzuxTbaJoT5_RNWttA

Saturday, 05-08-21, 9am to 12pm
Online Webinar - Efficient Watering and Irrigation for Fruit Trees and Vegetable Gardens: Waterwise Approaches for Plant Health, Abundant Harvest and Top-Quality Fruit

The Chino Basin Water Conservation District

Proper watering of fruit trees and edible plants is often little understood but extremely important to optimize your yields, maximize flavor, and protect your financial investment in plants, seeds, and supplies.

For more information and to register for for this free class: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/efficient-watering-for-fruit-trees-vegetable-gardens-online-workshop-tickets-131643263545

Tuesday, 05-11-21, 6-7pm
Online Webinar - California Native Pollinators, Plants and Pollination with Deedee Soto
The Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter of the California Native Plant Society

California has a vast and wonderful diversity of flora and with it comes a great diversity of invertebrate pollinators! Join Xerces Pollinator Conservation Planner Deedee Soto for a talk about the diverse groups of native pollinators, some of the plants they use, and unique pollination adaptations. The program will cover the different groups of pollinators with a primary focus on native bees, some highlighted species of the different groups, and a bit of their biology and ecology. The program will also feature information on the new Xerces community science effort CA Bumble Bee Atlas. Join us and hear what all the buzz is about!

Information for logging onto the Zoom presentation will be posted on the LA/SMM CNPS website and Facebook twenty hours before the event. For more information: https://lasmmcnps.org/

Wednesday, 05-12-21, 12-1pm
Online Webinar - Documenting Landscapes in Perpetuity: the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) with Chris Stevens
The California Garden & Landscape History Society

As many preservationists grapple with saving historic landscapes threatened by development, climate change, or neglect, preservation through documentation is a wise strategy. Baseline documentation is useful for maintenance and interpretive needs, and this academic record can outlast the landscape itself. This talk by Chris Stevens will demystify the documentation process and share its benefits and opportunities.

The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) mission is to record historic landscapes in the United States and its territories through measured drawings and interpretive drawings, written histories, and large-format photographs - preservation through documentation. The National Park Service (NPS) oversees the daily operation of HALS and formulates policies, sets standards, and drafts procedural guidelines in consultation with the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The Library of Congress preserves the documentation for posterity and makes it available to the general public. Together with the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), this collection is among the largest and most heavily used in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress.

Free, but registration is limited to 100 people. Pre-registration is required for Zoom access. https://cglhs.org/upcoming-events

Thursday, 05-13-21, 7:30-9:00pm
Online Workshop- Native Plant Palettes: Creating Dyes from Our Fibershed with Rebecca Burgess

The Southern California Horticultural Society

This evening’s presentation will focus on the California ecosystems and specific plant species that offer light and colorfast hues for textiles, and will also explore our region’s fibershed through the lens of plants and whole ecosystems – including our working landscapes. There is a major disconnect between what we wear and our knowledge of its impact on land, air, water, labor and health. Burgess will enlighten us about the biological and human cultural context from which our clothing derives and how understanding, engaging and supporting this system is key to solving global crises – including climate disruption and the rampant inequity within global supply chains that make our clothing.

For more information and to register for for this free class: click here.

Thursday, 05-13-21, 6-8:30pm
Online Workshop- Landscape Transformation Basics

The Chino Basin Water Conservation District

Whether you are starting with a lawn, a “lawn,” dirt, or a patch of weeds, in this workshop we will teach you the basics you need to know to start planning your landscape transformation! Attendance at this class is required before participants can sign up for the Residential Landscape Design Assistance program. Converting your yard to a vibrant and low water landscape can seem intimidating, but we are here to help.

For more information and to register for for this free class: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/landscape-transformation-basics-online-workshop-tickets-131630088137

Wednesday, 05-19-21, 6-7pm
Online Webinar - The Glamorous Gardens of Tommy Tomson with Steven Keylon
The California Garden & Landscape History Society

Eden editor Steven Keylon will give a presentation on the prolific landscape architect Tommy Tomson, also known as the “landscape architect to the stars." Born with the name Golden Sands in Zanesville, Ohio, Tomson arrived in Hollywood in the 1920s. There, he was noticed for his handsome looks and was invited for a screen test and studio contract. Instead, he chose a completely different career path, converting into a self-taught landscape architect. 

Keylon takes us on a tour of the highlights of Tomson's long career, from the stately estates for 1930s and 40s film stars, his forty years at Santa Anita, and other iconic prewar work including the Pan-Pacific Auditorium, and Union Station. After the war, Tomson turned his focus from residential work to large-scale projects. In 1946, he designed the master-planned community of Palm Desert. This was followed by designs including factories, hospitals, and resorts, including the high desert community of Apple Valley.

Tickets are $5.00 (members) or $15.00 (non-members) Pre-registration is required for Zoom access. https://cglhs.org/upcoming-events

Thursday, 05-20-21, 1-2pm
Online Workshop- Springtime Household Pests with Dr. Andrew Sutherland

UC Intergrated Pest Management

Garden Info Event Series. The UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Urban & Comunity Program is exceited to present a new monthly webinar series that is free and open to the public. Presenters will share helpful pest management information for California residents Topics will vary each month covering landscape pest management, household pests, rodent identification, understanding pesticides, management for weeds, invasive pests and more.

May's topic is Springtime Household Pests: This webinar will cover identification and management of pests encountered in the home during springtime including carpet beetles, fleas, and fungus gnats associated with houseplants.

For more information and to register for for this free class: https://ucanr.edu/sites/ucipm-community-webinars/

VARIOUS DATES - Check out the selection of Online Webinars at the Theodore Payne Foundation:
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/theodore-payne-foundation-6606817237?utm_campaign=Adult%20Education%2C%20Jan%202021%20B%20%28RmkMQL%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=CLASSES%20B&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIktHQ2lhRCIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJ5dm9ubmVzYXZpb0BlYXJ0aGxpbmsubmV0In0%3D

OTHER VENUES

Armstrong Garden Centers

Including Anaheim, Claremont, Costa Mesa, Glendora, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Canada-Flintridge, La Crescenta, Laguna Niguel, La Habra, Long Beach, Monrovia, Newport, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Tustin, Westchester

www.armstronggarden.com/

Garden Centers are open (with restrictions) for in person shopping. Online ordering, curbside pickup and delivery available.

California Botanic Garden (formerly Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden)

1500 North College Avenue
Claremont 91711
909-625-8767

calbg.org (formerly rsabg.org)

Gardens open with limited capacity. Check website for current listings and online content.
Grow Native Nursery
open for online ordering and curbside pickup.

California Native Plant Society – San Gabriel Mountains Chapter  
Eaton Canyon Nature Center
      

1750 North Altadena Drive
Pasadena 91107
818-398-5420

http://cnps-sgm.org/

Check website for current listings.

California Native Plant Society – Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter
First United Methodist Church

1008 11th Street
Santa Monica 90403
818-782-9346

www.lacnps.org

Check website for current listings.

California Native Plant Society – Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter
Sepulveda Garden Center

16633 Magnolia Blvd
Encino 91436
818-782-9346

www.lacnps.org

Check website for current listings.

California Rare Fruit Growers – South Bay Chapter

South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Blvd

Palos Verdes Peninsula 90274
310-765-0570

https://crfg.org/home/chapters/california/south-bay/

Check website for current listings.

Coastkeeper Garden

1560 East Santiago Canyon Road
Orange 92869
714-850-1965

www.coastkeeper.org

Check website for current listings.

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Drive
La Canada Flintridge 91011
818-949-7980

www.descansogardens.org

Gardens are open with limited capacity. Check website for current listings and online content.

Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley

UCR Palm Desert
75-080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert 92211

www.deserthorticulturalsociety.org

Check website for current listings.

Eaton Canyon Nature Center      

1750 North Altadena Drive
Pasadena 91107
626-398-5420

http://www.ecnca.org/

Check website for current listings.

El Dorado Nature Center

7550 E. Spring Street
Long Beach 90815
562-570-1745

http://www.longbeach.gov/park/park-and-facilities/parks-centers-pier/el-dorado-nature-center/

Check website for current listings.

Fullerton Arboretum

1900 Associated Road
Fullerton 92831
657-278-3407

www.fullertonarboretum.org

CLOSED. Check website for current listings and online content.

Huntington Botanical Gardens

1151 Oxford Road
San Marino 91108
626-405-2100

www.huntington.org

Open with limited capacity - tickets required. Check website for current listings and online content.

J Paul Getty Museum – Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles 90049
310-440-7300

www.getty.edu/museum

CLOSED. Check website for current listings and online content.

J Paul Getty Museum – Getty Villa

17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
310-440-7300

www.getty.edu/museum

CLOSED. Check website for current listings and online content.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

301 North Baldwin Ave
Arcadia 91007
626-821-4623

www.arboretum.org/

Open with limited capacity - tickets required. Check website for current listings and online content.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles 90007
213-763-3466

www.nhm.org/

Open with limited capacity - tickets required. Check website for current listings and online content.

Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch

6400 East Bixby Hill Road
Long Beach 90815
562-431-3541

https://www.rancholosalamitos.org/

Open with limited capacity - tickets required. Check website for current listings and online content.

Rancho Los Cerritos

4600 Virginia Road
Long Beach 90807
562-206-2040

http://www.rancholoscerritos.org/

Open with limited capacity - tickets required. Check website for current listings and online content.

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

(See California Botanic Garden)

Redlands Horticultural and Improvement Society

Church of the Nazarene
1307 E Citrus Avenue
Redlands, CA 92374
Frank Herendeen 909-793-3333

http://redlandsgardenclub.com/index.html

Check website for current listings.

Roger’s Gardens

2301 San Joaquin Hills Road
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
949-640-5800

www.rogersgardens.com

Garden Center is open. Online ordering, curbside pickup and delivery options are also available.

San Diego Botanic Garden

230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas CA 92024
760-436-3036

http://www.sdbgarden.org

Open with limited capacity - tickets required. Check website for current listings and online content.

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

1212 Mission Canyon Rd.
Santa Barbara 93105
805-682-4726

https://www.sbbg.org/

Open with limited capacity - tickets required.  Check website for current listings and online content.

Santa Barbara County Horticultural Society

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
909 N La Cumbre Road
Santa Barbara 93110
805-684-5725

www.sbchs.org

Check website for listings.

South Coast Botanic Garden

26300 Crenshaw Blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula 90274
310-544-1948

www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org/

The Garden is Open to Members with advance reservations and to online ticket-buyers.  We are no longer accepting in-person payments.  In order to limit attendance, all visitors and Members must reserve tickets in advance.

Southern California Horticultural Society

Friendship Auditorium
3201 Riverside Drive
Los Angeles CA 90027
818-567-1496

http://www.socalhort.org/

Second Thursdays 7:15-8:30pm. SCHS meetings start with Announcements and the Plant Forum at 7:15pm, followed by the featured speaker. Online Webinar - TBD  To register, see our Monthly Meetings Page.

Theodore Payne Foundation

10459 Tuxford Street
Sun Valley 91352
818-768-1802

theodorepayne.org

Online ordering and curbside pickup available.

ONLINE WEBINARS AND CLASSES - CHECK WEBSITE FOR CALENDAR

University of California Riverside Botanic Garden

900 University Avenue
Riverside 92521

951-784-6962

http://gardens.ucr.edu

CLOSED. Check website for current listings and online content.

University of California South Coast Research & Extension Center

7601 Irvine Blvd
Irvine 92618
949-653-1810

http://screc.ucanr.edu/Extension_Outreach_-_Education/

Check website for current listings.



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