The neighborhood is buzzing as preparations are in full bloom for the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society Los Angeles Garden Tour & Party that emphasizes the honeybee.
The self-guided tour of six area homes is on Sun., April 27 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Gardens both large and small will be represented on the ninth annual tour, which benefits a greening project at Los Angeles High School.
Co-chairs for this year’s event are Suz Landay, Fluff McLean and Mary E. Nichols.
The tour begins and ends on Lorraine Blvd., site of boutique vendors, a bee photography exhibit, silent auction, complimentary wine and beverages throughout the day and a light buffet supper served from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
A program focusing on the plight of the vanishing honeybee will explore planting and maintaining private “bee friendly” gardens at a home on Rossmore Ave.
A tour of the garden will be led by Mrs. Lady Bird Johnson, enacted by historic researcher Gay Storm Oakes. She will showcase plants popular to bees, such as the flowering climbing pea. In addition is a “Bee in Our Bonnet” fashion show.
A honey tasting as well as a talk, “The State of the Honeybee Today,” by Doug Fieri of the Southern California Beekeepers Association is also featured, as well as a fresh lemonade stand.
Past tours have funded a median on North Larchmont, fountains, vegetable beds and more at Frances Blend School and extensive landscaping at John Burroughs Middle School.
Fire Stations #52 and #61 have also benefited with greening efforts.
Tickets are $65. Visit losangelesgardentour.org.
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