Local gardens: Garden Conservancy is on tour May 6

| April 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

FISCHER GARDEN in Windsor Square. Photo by Karyn Millet

The 2018 Garden Conservancy “Los Angeles Open Day” tour returns to Hancock Park and Windsor Square and adds Fremont Place to its itinerary on Sun., May 6.

The tour will cover seven gardens in the neighborhood, including Marlborough School and an Italianate villa in Windsor Square. The Arden garden, last seen on the tour in 2009, has Pittosporum balls with the lavender and “Golden Celebration” roses.

Two new gardens filled with great ideas for outdoor living on a large scale and on a very intimate scale have been added this year. One is the garden of Windsor Square resident Kathleen Losey. She will have a retrospective of her art on display — and for sale — in the midst of the arbutus trees and climbing roses.

The tour will also go behind the gates of Fremont Place for the first time to visit two properties. One garden has a unique variety of roses, succulents, palms and flowering trees. There are miniature vignettes throughout. The other Fremont Place garden has a garden maze, purple wisteria and yellow “Lady Banks” roses.

The Colonial Revival home of the Fischer garden was designed by architects Hunt and Burns in 1915. The garden includes pergolas, terraces, raised vegetable gardens and Japanese maples.   

Start your tour at Marlborough School from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (each garden is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Enter on Third Street between Rossmore Avenue and Arden Boulevard for maps and to purchase tickets.

No reservations are required. Admission is $7 per garden or $35 for six tickets; children 12 and under free. Call 1-888-842-2442, or visit opendaysprogram.org for more information.

The Garden Conservancy is a national nonprofit dedicated to saving and sharing outstanding American gardens.

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