COMING SOON: Keep your eyes on Verso—we’ve got a fun announcement in store for you in the next day or so.
Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. is “Three Laughers and Six Friends: Designing Contemporary East Asian Gardens,” a free lecture in the Ahmanson Room, located in the Botanical Center. Garden designer Marc Peter Keane will discuss the process of reinventing East Asian gardens for settings in the United States. His lecture will focus on two of his own gardens in Ithaca, N.Y.—Tiger Glen Garden at the Johnson Museum of Art and the Six Friends Garden designed for Cornell Plantations.
Saturday is our monthly Ranch Open House. From 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., you can get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of The Huntington’s urban agriculture site and take home some fresh ideas for sustainable gardening. It is free with general admission. From the Teaching Greenhouse, follow signs to the site.
Also on Saturday: “California Wildflowers and Early California Nurseries,” a lecture at 2:30 p.m. in the Ahmanson Room in the Botanical Center. Bart O’Brien of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden will talk about the unusual journey that California wildflowers took to arrive in home gardens across the Golden State, often traveling to Europe and back again as seeds collected by naturalists. The talk is free with general admission. And after the talk, you might just want to check out “When They Were Wild,” the new wildflower art exhibition on view in the Boone Gallery.
The 56th Annual Bonsai Show will be held this weekend in Friends’ Hall. Discover the timeless appeal of an ancient horticultural art form as the California Bonsai Society presents its 56th annual show, featuring more than 100 beautiful specimens created by bonsai masters. The event is free and runs from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
For information on events that require registration and/or additional fees, please check out the calendar on The Huntington’s website.
Kate Lain is the new media developer in the office of communications at The Huntington.