May 3, 2012
Debut of Our Newly Designed Garden for All Seasons
The Arboretum unveils the newly-designed “Garden For All Seasons,” a food garden demonstrating best practices in water and soil management, integrated pest management, and the latest approaches to growing great fruits and vegetables for Southern California.
Designed in collaboration with Pasadena landscape architects Amy Korn and Matt Randolph, the garden includes a small orchard and vegetable garden with emphasis on outstanding plant choices for Los Angeles area gardens. A garden of solutions, it includes water harvesting and storage, as well as approaches to maximizing space efficiency and production in small spaces. With Phase 1 completed this spring, we look forward to Phase 2 next year that will bring additional plantings, including a beautiful new arbor marking the garden entrance.
Known for combining ecology, art and social sensibility, Matt, a landscape architect, and Amy, principal designer, have a garden design portfolio that includes the Getty Villa in Malibu, The Huntington Library’s Desert Garden master plan in San Marino, the Rancho Los Alamitos restoration in Long Beach, and Caltech’s Linde+Robinson Laboratory for Global EnvironmentalScience.
Our special thanks to the following for their generous donations of plants, materials and time:
Eagle Rock Backyard Farms, Michael ScottExquisite Ponds & GardensGanahl LumberChester KanoJose Luis LaraLA County Parks & Recreation Crafts divisionPaul Martin Monrovia GrowersPapaya Tree Nursery, Peter SilberGuillermo NajarRainbow Heights Nursery, Patrice Dreckmann Sierra Madre Garden ClubThompson Building MaterialsArboretum staff