Visit six private gardens in historic Windsor Square on Sun., May 1 from 2 to 6 p.m. during “Living Alfresco,” the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society’s 11th annual Los Angeles Garden Tour & Party.
Backyard entertainment features will be highlighted with wine and food pairings at each venue. First Lady of Los Angeles Amy Elaine Wakeland is the honoree at the event.
The gardens at Getty House, official residence of the mayor of Los Angeles, will be on the tour along with other backyards on Irving Blvd.
Proceeds will benefit greening projects in the community, said event chair Suz Landay.
Tickets are $60 per person and $100 for couples. Students are $50. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event at the Getty House, 605 S. Irving Blvd.
Irving Boulevard boasted the house where “Sunset Boulevard” was filmed. The mansion, at the corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Irving, was razed and is now the site of an insurance company building.
Windsor Square, composed of 1,100 homes, was developed in the early 1900s by the R. A. Rowan Company.
Streets were named after English towns such as Plymouth, Windsor and Arden. Irving was named after Rowan’s banker, Irving Hellman, and Lorraine was named for Rowan’s daughter.
Previous garden tour benefits have raised funds to landscape local fire stations, schools and parkway medians.
For more information, go to wshphs.org.
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