Garden events in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Dec. 27-Jan. 3

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Heteromeles arbutifolia, or Toyon. (Photo by docentjoyce/Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)

Green thumb or not, it’s fun to learn about plants whether it’s at a garden class or a visit to a botanic garden.

JAN. 2

Starting from Seeds: Master Gardener and Master Food Preserver Robin Gemmill discusses the topic at a meeting of the Burbank-Valley Garden Club, 10 a.m. Little White Chapel Church, parish hall, 1711 N. Avon St., Burbank. 818-848-0313.


Armstrong Garden Centers classes: “Rose Pruning,” 9 a.m. Jan. 4; “Fruit Trees for Home Gardens,” 10:30 a.m. Jan. 4. Free classes. Call to confirm you center is holding the class. Locations include: 5816 San Fernando Road, Glendale (818-243-4227); 1515 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge (818-790-2555); 12920 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks (818-761-1522); 50 Taylor Court, Thousand Oaks (805-497-9223). Check website for other locations. Upcoming: “Rose Pruning,” 9 a.m. Jan. 11.

Theodore Payne Foundation classes: “Right Plant, Right Place,” with Lili Singer, 1 p.m. Jan. 4 ($35); “Irrigation Basics for the Native Plant Garden,” a talk and walk with Tim Becker, 9 a.m. Jan. 17 ($20); “Propagating Native Plants from Cuttings,” with Tim Becker, 9 a.m. Jan. 18 ($65); “Sustainable Slopes,” with Joshua Link, 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18 ($25); “Native Seed-Starting Workshop,” with Tim Becker, 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18 ($65). Reservations required. 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley. 818-768-1802.

Fire-Safe Native Landscaping: Cassy Aoyagi, president of FormLA Landscaping, discusses the topic at a meeting of the California Native Plant Society, Los Angeles-Santa Monica Mountains Chapter, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14. Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino.


Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum: Guided tours of the house, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Garden tour, 10 a.m. Friday. Admission $7; $2 ages 6-16; cash only. 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-456-8432.

Conejo Valley Botanical Garden: Specialty gardens include bird habitat, butterfly, desert, rare fruit, herb, orchard and tranquility. Hours: sunrise-sunset daily. Closed on July 4; heavy rain and if trails are muddy (trails may be muddy for several days after rain). Children’s garden: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. 400 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. 805-494-7630.

Descanso Gardens: Specialty gardens include ancient forest, California natives, camellias, Japanese, lilacs, oak forest and rose. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (except closed on Christmas). Admission $9; $6 seniors and students; $4 ages 5-12. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. 818-949-4200.

Gardens of the World: Specialty gardens include English perennial, French, Italian, Japanese, mission courtyard and rose. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Closed on major holidays. Free. 2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-557-1135.

The Getty Center: Tours of grounds and the Central Garden. Check website for hours. Free admission. Parking $20; $15 after 3 p.m. Getty Center Drive at North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles. 310-440-7300.

Huntington Botanical Gardens: Specialty gardens include Australian, children’s, Chinese, desert, herb, Japanese, palm and rose. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except closed on Tuesdays. Closed on New Year’s Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas …read more

Source:: Los Angeles Daily News


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