The Laguna Beach Garden Club meets Friday March 11 2016 at 9:30am.
A special presentation on conserving, restoring and preserving historic gardens is the focus of the meeting.
Special Presentation Friday March 11 2016:
Carolyn Bennett will present “Saving Our Gardens – Honoring Our Past”.
Carolyn will use photographic images of gardens, art sculptures as well as contemporary images, to illustrate the various ways we study historic gardens, which helps us understand the complexity of confronting the difficult decisions regarding how best to conserve, restore or preserve an historic garden.
She is passionate about educating others of the need to document and preserve significant cultural landscapes and gardens.
Carolyn Bennett, from Los Angeles and Ojai, is an award-winning landscape architect.
She earned her MA degree in Architectural Conservation of Historic Landscapes in London.
She owns CDB Gardens, a garden consulting/styling and management firm in Santa Monica.
Her essays have appeared in Garden Design Magazine, Pacific Horticulture, Pioneers of American Landscape Design (Vol. II); she has been a TV producer for ABC-TV in Chicago.
Ms. Bennett is a trustee, chairman, and board member of several community organizations, such as LA County Arboretum, Garden School Foundation, and California Garden and Landscape History Society, to name a few.
Laguna Beach Garden Club meetings are at 9:30am the second friday of each month during the months of September through May.
The Laguna Beach Garden Club meets at Tankersley Fellowship Hall of Laguna Presbyterian Church.
The church is located at 415 Forest Avenue.
The hall is on Second Street midway between Forest Avenue and Mermaid Street.
The entrance to the hall is across the courtyard from the sanctuary.
If you are thinking about joining, please join them today at their meeting!
The Laguna Beach Garden Club was founded over 80 years.
The Laguna Beach Garden Club supports a wide variety of projects.
Focus is on education in gardening, horticulture, landscape and floral design, conservation, ecology, and bird life.
They make annual donations to several local public gardens and arboretums.
Saddleback College horticultural students have benefitted for several years from their scholarship program.
The downtown “Pocket Garden” on Forest Ave. was refurbished through the hard work of their members and they have committed to maintain its beauty indefinitely.