Members and guests are invited to join a docent led tour of the Sherman Library & Gardens in Corona del Mar. What a perfect time to escape the desert heat if only for a day ! No host lunch at the garden restaurant or explore other options in town. Then we will proceed to Roger's Gardens Nursery also in Corona del Mar and marvel at all the beautiful plants and flowers we are unable to grow in our climate. The charge to members is $3.00. The formal tour lasts about an hour. The charge for guests is $18.00 which includes membership to DHSCV for one year.
We meet at Mary Brent's in Palm Springs to car pool at 8 a.m. Those willing to drive please ID yourselves to me. You will be reimbursed by your passengers for gas or taken out to lunch.
This is a great way to meet fellow garden enthusiasts and spend a delightful afternoon. Number of attendees are limited so sign up early.
Thanks for your support of all our very successful field trips in the past.
FIELD TRIP COORDINATOR
We are increasingly asking our landscapes to provide us with more resources and benefits with less inputs, both in the urban and wildland settings. Desert areas are especially difficult to manage with high temperatures, low rainfall and an over-reliance on groundwater in urban settings to irrigate our landscapes. In addition our traditional landscapes, and many modern xeriscape plans, offer few resources for wildlife, yet many gardeners and homeowners enjoy wildlife in their yards. There are many native plants that can provide habitat and resources for wildlife, require very little water (even in the desert!) and look beautiful in our urban and suburban landscapes. There are many different types of wildlife we can attract to our backyards and we will discuss how to improve our yards as habitat with drought-tolerant and beautiful native plants.
Discover a garden seldom visited by the public. Located on the east side of the campus, it incorporates several garden styles. This is an opportunity to see another section. Last time we visited the desert garden. Then we head to the Mission Inn for an early supper and to see the historic hotel’s holiday décor.
Information on the presentation will be posted closer to the date of the meeting.