Plants and Gardening to Do in Los Angeles

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Do you think that somewhere in all this heat and dust there is a little aromatic coolness in the air – it’s time for spices and pumpkin! (Or maybe it’s the overwhelming smell of cinnamon broom from the local grocery store.)

Anyway, I don’t know you, but I’m in good shape ready for some vacations. And there are many events coming up to celebrate. Don’t forget to keep the mask handy. Keep in mind that many activities require people to be socially distant.

Plus, for plant and nature lovers, there are great opportunities to get your hands dirty, like removing invasive species in Rancho Palos Verdes’ Lunada Canyon or planting your own herbs at Greystone Mansion Demonstration Garden. ..

There are other classes, flower shows, and garden-style Halloween events to keep you busy until October. Email events related to gardens and plants [email protected] It can be included in the calendar at least 3 weeks before the event.

till 26 september
“Anana’s World” exhibit at the San Diego Botanical Garden, Encinitas’ 300 Quail Garden Drive features 37 acres of interactive displays of these tropical exotic plants, ranging from Spanish moss and air plants to pineapples and houseplants. Exhibits include a station where visitors can use a microscope to view the biodiversity of the organisms that live in the “water tanks” of the Anas. It is a natural reservoir where some plants store water. The garden is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays). Admission $18 ($12 seniors, active military personnel, students with ID, $10 ages 3-17, children and members under age 3 are free). sbdgarden.org

until 31 October
Rogers Garden “Cabinet of Curiosity” Halloween Boutique, Corona del Mar’s 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road pays homage to Hollywood classic horror films with life-size depictions of Dracula, Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, Creatures from the Black Lagoon and Mummy. Each “creature” has its own room for cargo, ranging from thick arches of skeletons to slimy green liquid beakers to highly dangerous insects safely wrapped in resin. It’s creepy rather than creepy, and everything is for sale. Open daily from 9 am to 6 pm. People who haven’t been vaccinated need masks (due to the honor system) and the store has a limited number of people, so we’ve got you waiting. admission is free. rogersgardens.org

September 18-19
Southern California Begonia Society Show and Sale Sherman Library & Gardens, Corona Del Mar 2647 E. Coast Highway 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The show will showcase and sell different types of begonias, with a begonia cultivation class on September 18 and a begonia breeding class on September 19. Both classes start free at 11:30 a.m. and admission to the garden is $5. (Kids and members under 3 can enter for free.) thesherman.org

September 19
How to Grow a Winter Vegetable Garden in your backyard or container There is a class hosted by Master Gardener George Pesin, curator of Greystone Mansion, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Greystone Demonstration Garden at 905 Columbia Vista Drive in Beverly Hills. This class includes instructions for growing the best vegetables in Southern California’s cool winters. There are also tips on fertilizing, mulching, irrigation and harvesting. Admission is $15 ($12 for Beverly Hills residents). beverlyhills.org/gardening

How to Build a Garden for Butterflies: Business Tips at the University of California, Riverside Botanical Garden, 1 Botanic Garden Drive-In Riverside from 9 a.m. to noon. Master Gardener at the University of California, Riverside Butterfly Garden answers questions about the life cycle of butterflies and the best plants to attract butterflies. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is recommended. garden.ucr.edu

September 23-October 31
Haunted Hayride returns to Griffith Park.. This event, which has been quite crowded in the past, includes terrifying grass, trick-or-treating in the spooky town of Midnight Falls, a “midnight funeral” haunted house, a spooky area haunted labyrinth and a dead end. is included. Dinner Alert: This event includes monsters, witches and other creepy creatures that may be too strong for children under 12 years old. Tickets are $39.99 each. losangeleshauntedhayride.com

September 25-26
Help restore Lunada Canyon in Rancho Palos Verdes’ Agua Amaga Reserve During the celebration of the National Public Lands Day of Action organized by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservation. Volunteers are asked to help remove invading species in the valley to make room for native plants. Sign up for a 2-hour shift from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. or 10 a.m. to noon on September 25 or 26. pvplc.volunteerhub.com

26 September
Celebrate the 16th Anniversary of Arlington Gardens “Autumn Gardens” It is billed as the only free public Mediterranean Climate Garden in Pasadena. The main event, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., includes music from Miaditod and Jazz Ensemble Catalyst, as well as food from Skrill chef Jessica Koslow and wine by Wenslau Vineyards. At a VIP reception from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., local officials honored former Pasadena Mayor Don McIntyre and his wife, Nancy, with the McKennie Family Arlington Garden Award for Years of Service and Support. to do. Tickets for VIP events are $161 (including Eventbrite fees). Main program only, $81 (paid), children under 12 $28 (paid). All profits from the event will be used for the benefit of the park. arlingtongardenpasadena.com

October 1-31
Jack Orange’s Pumpkin Patch Halloween pumpkin hunts, pumpkin bowling and other kids’ games at six locations in Southern California, a “spooky maze”, a pumpkin decoration station, and a seasonally-themed bouncy slide/house. (Activity may vary from one place to another). Online orders for pumpkins, corn stalks, and gourds are available for $10 to $22, along with Pumpkin Decorating Kits. Locations include West LA (11852 Santa Monica Blvd.), Torrance (17520 Prairie Ave.), La Jolla (6710 La Jolla Blvd.), San Diego (3190 Mission Blvd.), Hollywood (October 8 at 6407 Sunset Blvd.). ..) and the Fairfax District of LA (October 16, Original Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd St.) daily, Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 8pm on Sunday afternoons. admission is free. The $15 Jack Opus offers unlimited access to games and activities, as well as a mini pumpkin and a pumpkin decorating session. Check each location to see what activities are offered. mrjackolanternspumpkins.com

Jack’s Night The Halloween event returns to its fourth year at King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Hwy. Daily in Calabasas from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., it’s an outdoor walkway filled with thousands of hand-carved lighted pumpkins that spans two-thirds of a mile. General admission tickets are $34.99 on weekdays, $39.99 on weekends, parking tickets $9.99 per car, and children under 2 are admitted free. You can buy food and drink. tixr.com/groups/nights0047jack

2 October
Habitat Restoration in the Los Cerritos Wetlands A volunteer program organized by the Aquarium of the Pacific will restore 66 acres of wetland habitat by collecting seeds from rare plants, planting native varieties in the area, and removing invasive non-native species. It is held on the first Saturday of every month from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Volunteers will meet at 10:15 a.m. on Pacific Coast Highway and First Street in Seal Beach. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. You need shoes with closed toes. A hat and sunscreen are highly recommended. Water will be provided, but this is a bottleless event, so please bring a reusable water bottle. Registration is not required. aquariumofpacific.org

October 2-31
28th Karpol Pomona Pumpkin Festival Weekends return from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. This year’s Pumpkin Patch will offer 30,000 cal Poly-Gro Pumpkins for $5 to $7, respectively. In addition, Cal Poly Pomona’s AgriScape Center at 4102 S. University Drive in Pomona will host agricultural demonstrations, live entertainment, food and a variety of activities. Activities include hay, cornfields, patches of sunflowers, contact farms (featuring the famous lamb Oreo named in a popular competition last year), antique tractors, and the new Moo Moo Cow train pulled by farmers. market etc. Produce, crafts and snacks are grown on the premises. No insect fair will be held this year due to COVID restrictions. Admission is free on Wednesdays and Thursdays, but you must register online to get free tickets. Admission is $5 on Fridays for adults, seniors, children ages 3-12, and $4 for those with Cal Poly Pomona ID. Weekend tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, children, and Cal Poly ID. Wristbands providing unlimited access to activities are $14 each on weekends and $8 on Fridays. Proceeds will support Cal Poly Pomona Huntley College of Agriculture’s farm operations, student clubs and outreach activities. cpp.edu/~pumpkinfestival/

October 3
Integrated Pest Management: How to deal with insects, pests and diseases in the backyard garden The Greystone Mansion at 905 Loma Vista Drive in Beverly Hills is a class offered by master gardener George Pesin, curator of the Greystone Demonstration Gardens, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 ($12 for Beverly Hills residents). Class size is limited to 12. safe.rec1.com

October 11-31
Descanso Garden Sculpture The event features a mile-long walk with hundreds of pumpkin sculptures, large sculptures made from natural materials, pumpkin houses, and a grassy maze. Tickets for timed entries will be available to members ($25- $28) and non-members ($32- $35) on October 1 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. descansogardens.org

October 23-24
Chrysanthemum Show and Sale by Orange County Chrysanthemum Association From 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sherman Library and Gardens, Corona del Mar at 2647 E. Coast Highway, the show includes classes about mothers, Q&A sessions, and several plants for sale. The show is free and admission to the garden is $5 (members are free). thesherman.org

24 October
Start an herb garden or expand an existing herb garden This class is offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. by Master Gardener George Pesin, curator of the Graystone Demonstration Gardens, at the Graystone Mansion at 905 Columbia Vista Drive in Beverly Hills. herbal plants; Trainers provide planting and potting soil. Tickets are $15 ($12 for Beverly Hills residents). Class size is limited to 12. safe.rec1.com

November 6
Sales of native plants sponsored by the San Gabriel Mountains branch of the California Native Botanical Association In collaboration with the City of Monrovia, the Monrovian History Museum will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 742 E. Lemon Avenue. Volunteers are needed to support the sale sponsored by Artemisian Nursery. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Monrovia Canyon Park volunteers. Monrovia Canyon Park volunteers have made improvements after the park was destroyed by the 2020 Angels Fire, including maintaining the park, repairing recent trails and removing fallen trees. A complete list of plants and seeds for sale is available online. cnps-sgm.org.

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