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HISTORIC LANDSCAPE 


ON LOCATION 


ROSALIND CREASY 




A GARDEN CALLED HISTORY 

“A restored shrine of historical importance to the State of California,” Howard Sims Bent, 1951 



Dextra Baldwin McGonagle Foundation, we’II soon 
complete a comprehensive assessment of historic 
buildings and landscape features. This detailed 
report, titled A Garden Called History, is created in 
accordance with national preservation guidelines 
and will meticulously direct our efforts (see page 6). 

Notably, this follows completed projects for the 
Queen Anne Cottage, Coach Barn, Rose Garden and 
Bauer Fountain — over $1 million in preservation 



THE LOS ANGELES ARBORETUM FOUNDATION 



Exploring the 

TARBORETUM 

MAGAZINE FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY ARBORETUM AND BOTANIC GARDEN 




NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS 


Rosalind Creasy’s 
new edible project 

T he Arboretum is excited to 

be partnering with landscape 
designer and garden writer, 
Rosalind Creasy, and Seed Savers 
Exchange to develop an ornamental 
vegetable garden that will demonstrate 
that food gardens can be both produc- 
tive and beautiful. 

The author of the classic The 
Complete Book of Edible Landscaping 
(rosalindcreasy.com) will design 
the project, which will be located 
in the Garden for All Seasons, and 
will use Seed Savers seeds. The garden 
will showcase the huge gene pool 
of heirloom vegetables and flowers 
that is available for home gardeners 
and cooks. Jill Morganelli, Arbor- 
etum horticulture supervisor, and 
Tom Moure, Foundation gardener, 
will be working on the new garden. 

The heirloom garden will be used as 
a teaching tool as we host lectures, 
workshops, and demonstrations 
presented by both Arboretum staff 
and local members of the Seed 



Savers Exchange (seedsavers.org). 

The exchange is a non-profit, mem- 
ber-supported organization that saves 
and shares the heirloom seeds of 
our garden heritage, forming a living 
legacy that can be passed down 
through generations. 

Rosalind will give an illustrated 
lecture about heirloom vegetables and 
flowers at the Arboretum on Saturday, 
March 28. See page 17 for details. 



Valentine’s Day 
Love Potions 
from the Garden 


Enjoy February 14 with 
your sweetheart at the 
Arboretum and learn 
about love potions from 

tram tour with botanical 
information consultant 
Frank McDonough. He’ll 

entertaining stories during 
the tours Saturday, Febru- 
ary 14, at 10 a.m. and 12 
p.m. The fee is $14 for the 
general public; $8 for mem- 
bers. Reservations are re- 


quired and space is limited, 
Please call 626.821.4623 to 
book a spot. The Peacock 
Cafe will be open for lunch. 


THE 

PASADENA 
POPS IS 
BACK! 

Michael Feinstein returns with 
a super summer lineup. 
Arboretum members receive 
10% off regular ticket prices. 
Tickets are available at 
pasadenasymphony-pops.org. 



Big Band Swing 
June 20 

Michael Feinstein, 
Conductor 

Classical Mystery Tour 
July 11 

Music of the Beatles 
with a special tribute 
to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely 
Hearts Club Band. 
Classical Mystery Tour, 
Guest Artists and Martin 
Herman, Conductor 


The Sinatra Project 
August 1 

Michael Feinstein, Soloist 
Larry Blank, Conductor 

To Ella & Nat with Love 
August 22 

Michael Feinstein, 
Conductor 

A Night at the Oscars! 
September 12 

Michael Feinstein, 
Conductor 


ARBORETUM 

BENEFACTORS 

The ginkgo in all 
its magnificence 

Sunday March 8, 4-6 pm 
Peter Del Tredici, associate 
professor at the Harvard 
University Graduate School 
of Design, will present an 
in-depth look at one of the 
most ancient and fascinat- 
ing trees on the planet: the 
ginkgo. He has been studying 

tion of the species for the last 
25 years. Del Tredici recently 

China in search of wild gink- 
gos. Arboretum Benefactors 
represent our highest level 

Benefactor, contact Brittany 
Fabeck at 626.821.3237. 




Chinese 
Language 
Tram Tours 

I n celebration of the 

are offering special tram 
tours with Mandarin narra- 
tion on Saturday, February 
7. The emphasis will be on 
plants found in the Arbore- 
tum that are important in 
the Chinese culture. Frank 
and Diana McDonough will 
be your guides. The tour 
will be offered Saturday, 
February 7, at 10 a.m. and 
12 p.m. The tram fee is $11 
general public, $5 members. 
Reservations are required 
and space is limited. Please 

ted.tegart@arboretum.org. 


LOS ANGELES ARBORETUM AND BOTANIC GARDEN MAGAZINE WINTER/SPRING 2015 





HISTORIC PRESERVATION 


A Huge Step 
Forward in 
Stewardship 

A NEW REPORT CITES TWO DISTINCT 
ERAS OF HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE 
AT THE ARBORETUM AND THE NEED 
FOR ONGOING PRESERVATION. 

BY MITCHELL HEARNS BISHOP 








Hollywood 

at the 

Arboretum Tour 


hear the stories about 
filming at the Arboretum 
on a walking tour 
Saturday, March 28, at 
11 a.m. The garden 
has been used 
as a backdrop for 
films, television shows, 
commercials and 
videos since the 1930’s. 


will be your guide. 
Free with admission; 




COLLECTIONS 




common species H. chrysotrichus and H. impetiginosus. 
The Arboretum is conservative with plant names and will 
retain Tabebuia for the immediate future. Additionally, 
the use of the name T. impetiginosa (H. impetiginosus) 
for the pink trumpet trees in Southern California has 
recently been questioned. They may actually be T. 
heptaphylla (H. heptaphyllus); confusion may go back to 
first germplasm collected and grown by the Arboretum 
that may have been misidentified as T. impetiginosa and 
not T. heptaphylla. 


James E. Henrich is curator of living collections at the Arboretum. 



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KIDS & FAMILY 



SPRING NATURE CAMP 

As the Arboretum sheds winter and comes 
alive with spring, children ages 5-10 will have a 
marvelous opportunity to experience nature’s 
seasonal transformation at Spring Nature Camp. 
The one-week session will be a memorable time 
of discovery, wonder and learning in the garden. 
There will be explorations, arts, crafts and more. 
All activities are led by instructors and guided 
by counselors. So bring your child for a week of 
fun at the Spring Nature Camp! 


ONE-WEEK SPRING SESSION APRIL 6-10 


FULL DAY: 

9am-3:30pm; 

$300 members; 
$335 non-members; 
10% sibling discount; 
T-shirt included 


HALF DAY: 

9am-12pm; 

12:30-3:30pm; 

$150 members; 

$168 non-members; 
10% sibling discount; 
T-shirt included 


DAILY: $65 members; 
$70 non-members 


EXTENDED CARE 

AVAILABLE: 

Mornings: 

$25 members; 

$30 non-members 
Afternoons: 

$30 members; 

$35 non-members 


Registration for Spring 
Nature Camp begins 
in January. For more 
information, please 
contact Ted Tegart at 
ted.tegart@arboretum. 
org or 626.821.5897. 

To register, call 
626.821.4623. 


SUMMER NATURE CAMP 

The natural wonderland of the Arboretum is a 
perfect place for your children or grandchildren 
ages 5-10 to enjoy summer. Nature, teamwork, 
exploration, imagination and fun are just a few 
things the kids will enjoy at Summer Nature Camp. 
They will be active, out learning about plants, bugs 
and history. Your child may discover a “naturally 
artistic” talent when we paint, draw and sculpt 
crafts, using materials from the environment. 

All activities are led by instructors and guided by 
counselors. We look forward to welcoming your 
child to Summer Nature Camp! 


SUMMER SESSIONS (M- 


SESSION 1: JUNE 8-12 
SESSION 2: JUNE 15-19 
SESSION 3: JUNE 22-26 
HOLIDAY BREAK: JUNE 29-JULY 3 
SESSION 4: JULY 6-10 
SESSION 5: JULY 13-17 
SESSION 6: JULY 20-24 
SESSION 7: JULY 27-31 
SESSION 8: AUGUST 3-7 



FULL DAY: 

9am-3:30pm; 

$300 members; 

$335 non-members; 
10% sibling discount; 
T-shirt included 

HALFDAY: 

9am-12pm; 

12:30-3:30pm; 

$150 members; 

$168 non-members; 
10% sibling discount; 
T-shirt included 

DAILY: $65 members; 
$70 non-members 


EXTENDED CARE 

AVAILABLE: 

Mornings: 

$25 members; 

$30 non-members 
Afternoons: 

$30 members; 

$35 non-members 


For more information, 
please contact 
Ted Tegart at ted. 
tegart@arboretum. 
org or 626.821.5897. 
To register, call 
626.821.4623. 


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EGG-CEPTIONAL 

CELEBRATION! 

C hildren of all ages 

spring event. 

There will be egg hunts, 
egg scrambles and egg- 
expeditions as well as 
make-and-take activities, 
refreshments and prizes! 
Baskets will be provided. 
Join us for some EGG- 
ceptional fun on Saturday, 
April 4; from 9 a.m. to 12 
p.m. Arboretum members 
can beat the rush by taking 
advantage of special early 
entry privileges between 
8 and 9 a.m. Regular 

members free; $3 for the 
children’s activities. 



Spring Into Green! 

LOS ANGELES ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FAIR 


Saturday, March 14; 9am-3pm; free with admission; members free 


EXPERIENCE A GREENER TOMORROW 
at the Arboretum. Leading organizations 
that promote environmental education 
and awareness will share useful ideas and 
activities that can easily be incorporated 
into everyday life. Children, teens, families 
and educators will enjoy this fun-filled 


day of music, crafts and hands-on activi- 
ties. Visit wild animals, pick up a free pine 
seedling, participate in environmental 
challenges, and take a hike to some of the 
unique areas of the Arboretum. Join us for 
free workshops that will help families and 
children make the world a little greener! 



Saturday, April 18 
9:30am-12:30pm 
$15 for non-members 
(adults and children) 
$10 for members 
(adults and children) 

A Faery Hunt is an 
outdoor, interac- 
tive performance 
that includes dancing, 
singing and up-lifting life 
messages of kindness, 
forgiveness, respect, and 
ecological responsibility 
in a light and entertain- 
ing way. There is only 
gentle and silly fun in 
the shows— nothing is 
scary in our Faeryland. 
The show is amusing and 
fun for the whole family, 
children ages 2-10 and 
the young at heart. 


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THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS 




GIFT MEMBERSHIPS 


Ms. Candy Lin 





IN MEMORY OF 
ANGELINA DANTE 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Tarrant 

IN MEMORY OF 
JOHN H. DILLON 

Ms. Tricia Bennett 


IN MEMORY OF LISA 
MOLIGA INCLUDING 
MEMORIAL TREE 

Ms. Bernadette Duran 


IN MEMORY OF MILDRED 
OBERLANDER INCLUDING 
MEMORIAL TREE 

Jonathan Berg 


Jackie & David Gish 
Ms. Judy Kunkler 
Ms. Kelly L. Novell 


IN MEMORY OF JOY 
PHILLIPS INCLUDING 
MEMORIAL TREE 


IN MEMORY OF CAROLYN 
GORDON INCLUDING 
MEMORIAL TREE 


IN MEMORY OF TIM 
HAUSER INCLUDING 
MEMORIAL BENCH 


IN MEMORY OF SUSIE 
JENSEN INCLUDING 
MEMORIAL TREE 

Ms. Alice B. Halberstadt 
Mr. & Mrs. Ernest E. Jensen 
Kathy Holsinger Salter 
Betty Holsinger Strelow 
Katheryn Salter 


IN MEMORY OF BRUCE 
WAYNE PHILPOTT 
INCLUDING MEMORIAL 
TREE 

Mrs. Kelly Sturgeon 

IN MEMORY OF STEVEN 
C. PITMAN INCLUDING 
MEMORIAL TREE 


IN MEMORY OF 
JOHN SCHAEFER 


IN MEMORY OF CAROLYN 
GAY LEE JOE INCLUDING 
MEMORIAL TREE 


IN MEMORY OF WALTER 
BURTON MARTIN JR. 

Rhawtrenia Burgess 


IN MEMORY OF CALVIN 
SCHELVAN INCLUDING 
MEMORIAL TREE 

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Armstrong 

Ms. Ann Carlton 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Carroll 

Ms. Wendy Currier 

Mrs. Barbara J. Grippi 



IN HONOR OF THE MINDY 
PROJECT INCLUDING 
DEDICATED TREE 

Ms. Jennifer Beasley 



Ms. Elizabeth Czyzewski 
Ms. Deborah Davis 
Ms. Vera Kaling 


Mr. Adam Pally 
Mr. Michael Spiller 
Mr. Benjamin Stricof 


IN MEMORY OF 
WEN HWA TENG 

Brumahim family 

Krupar family 


ciates your support. 

Listed here are donations 
received between June 1, 2014 
and December 22, 2014. 
Please call the Development 
Office at 626.821.3237 
and let us know if we 

or omitted your name. 


Share the beauty of the garden and give the 
gift of an Arboretum membership! 

An Arboretum membership makes the perfect gift — 
friends, family and loved ones will enjoy benefits year- 
round when they receive your gift of membership. 

Your gift is even more meaningful because it helps to 
support the Arboretum’s educational programs and 
to maintain the beauty of the garden. Arboretum 
memberships also make great client, office and teacher 
gifts! To order gift memberships, call 626.821.3233 or 
visit our website at www.arboretum.org. 

□ NEW □ RENEWAL/ I.D.# □ GIFT 


□ $45 Student/Teacher 
(admits 1 adult) 

□ $55 Individual 
(admits 1 adult) 

□ $50 Senior(s) 

(admits 2 seniors) 

□ $75 Family 

(admits 2 adults & children under 18) 

□ $150 Garden Sustainer 

(admits 2 adults plus 2 guest & children under 18) 

□ $300 Garden Sponsor 

(admits 2 adults plus 2 guest & children under 18) 

PLEASE PRINT 

First Member Name (Mr./Mrs./Ms./Dr.): 


Second Member Name (Mr./Mrs./Ms./Dr.): 


Address: 


City, State and Zip: 


Telephone: 

E-mail Address: 

#Check payable to Los Angeles 

Arboretum Foundation (LAAF) 

□ Visa □ MasterCard □ Discover □ Cash 

Credit Card#: 

Exp. Date: / CVV: 

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