The Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society Los Angeles Garden Tour & Party April 27 paid homage to the plight of the vanishing honeybee.
Gardens both large and small were represented on the ninth annual tour, which benefits a greening project at Los Angeles High School. Co-chairs were Suz Landay, Fluff McLean and Mary E. Nichols.
Planting a “bee friendly” garden was on the program at one home. A tour was led by Mrs. Lady Bird Johnson, enacted by a historic researcher.
She showcased plants popular to bees, such as the flowering climbing pea. In addition was 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 was also featured, as well as a fresh lemonade stand.