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Garden Tour: Succulents, Edibles and Ethical Garden Practices

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April 13, 2019 • 9:00 am PDT

West Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Brentwood; specific addresses will be provided with ticket purchase.

A 25,000 square foot hilltop landscape surrounding a gorgeous home in Brentwood’s Mandeville Canyon will be the crowning jewel during the Assn. of Professional Landscape Designers’ eight-garden tour. Divided into two sessions (one ticket gains you access to both), the tour first showcases seven landscapes in West Los Angeles and Santa Monica, including pervious driveways, turf removal and rain gardens, among other elements of interest.

The afternoon brings participants to the award winning Mandeville Canyon landscape.  Designed by Johanna Woollcott of Wild Gardens L.A, the extensive grounds feature water-saving plants, non-flammable grasses, an edible garden, native oaks, and underground rain storage tanks. The new plants are expected to use 80 percent less water than the grass-covered yard.

Short walking presentations every 30 minutes will be available at this location, where the design team will discuss rain-water harvesting, supporting habitat, native plants communities in the garden, succulents from around the world and irrigating a complex garden with both potable and rain water.

According to Marilee Kuhlmann of Urban Water Group, “This landscape design is much more than a pleasing collection of plants – it’s a biodiversity center, designed to maximize the number of species supported by the landscape.”