Gardening with History

Gardening with History, a Special Presentation by the Curator of Historical Collections Mitchell Hearns Bishop, Curator of Living Collections James Henrich, Tree Expert Don Hodel and the Arboretum’s CEO Richard Schulhof

How many generations of gardeners make a truly great landscape? How do you assess the health of historic trees and make plans for their future? Imagine caring for a 127-acre landscape that comprises 150 years of history! Such is the challenge of the Los Angeles County Arboretum. This slide talk and tour explores Lucky Baldwin’s favorite trees, historic landscape designs and features, and first generation Arboretum plantings now approaching maturity and decline. In collaboration with consultants Peyton Hall, Matt Randolph and Don Hodel, the Arboretum is currently completing a cultural landscape report and treatment plan. It is a comprehensive approach developed by the National Park Service to assure careful stewardship of our nation’s landscape treasures. Come learn about preserving great heritage trees and gardens.

Part of the Series Thursday Garden Talks With Lili Singer

WINTER 2014: 8 Thursdays, January 9 – February 27
9:30am–Noon / Palm Room
$100 for the series, $20 per class / Reservations or you may pay at the door
Information and registration: 626.821.4623 or; pre-registration required for field trips.

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