July 2010 Gardening Events & More

There is always a lot to do in the Los Angeles area during the summertime. This July there is no shortage of fun garden and family events to attend both in LA and in Santa Clarita.

Don't forget that there are Farmer’s Markets in Santa Clarita! This is a great way to get fresh fruits and vegetables plus a whole lot more while supporting your local farmers and business owners.

Sundays in the College of The Canyons Parking Lot from 8:30am – noon
Thursdays in Old Town Newhall from 3-7pm.

Santa Clarita is also host to Concerts and other events, put them in your calendar.

Friday Night Jazz & Blues Concert Series – Fridays 7 – 9:30 pm
Check valenciajazzandblues for the schedule of performers.
Lexus of Valencia sponsors this weekly event on Town Center Drive at McBean. The concerts end August 27, 2010.

7/4/10 – Santa Clarita Fourth of July Parade
For information check out their site: parade
The Parade begins at 9am but there are other events that start earlier like a 5K at 8am and the equestrian set up and judging – the theme for the parade is “Movietown USA”. Today is the last day for entries into the parade, but… the fourth is just around the corner and you can join in and watch the festivities!

Don’t forget to attend one of the evening Fireworks shows. The City’s show starts at about 9:20 at Westfield Valencia Town Center and there are shows in Stevenson Ranch and at Castaic Lake. Also… plenty of block parties and barbecues will be happening around town. Enjoy your holiday safely!

7/6/10 1 – 2:30 pm
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Plant Information
A free class on a variety of plant-related topics, with botanist Frank McDonough
301 North Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 821-4623
LA Arboretum

The City of Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park start on Saturday July 10, 2010 and continue on through August 28, 2010. They are all at Central Park and begin at 7pm.
You can find a list of concerts at: SCVConcerts
Check the schedule for your favorites and spend Saturdays in the Park!

7/16/10 – 7pm
Night Walk at Descanso Gardens
An Evening walk through the gardens led by docents Jim & Joanne Jackson
1418 Descanso Dr.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 949-7980
Fee $15.00; reservations are required
Descanso Gardens

7/17/10 - 9am-4pm
51st Annual Begonia Show & Sale
featuring displays and sales of begonias,ferns, orchids,bromeliads,& other shade-loving plants
Westchester Begonia Society
Covenant Presbyterian Church
6323 W 80th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90045
to get detailed information email - begoniabrown@yahoo.com

7/17/10 – 10 – 11:30
Companion Planting at Descanso Gardens
A lecture on balancing your garden's ecosystem
1418 Descanso Dr.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 949-7980
Fee $15.00; pre-registration required
Descanso Gardens

7/18/10 – 9am -12noon
Square Foot Gardening at Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanic Garden
A class on growing food efficiently in small spaces, with Jo Ann Carey
301 North Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 821-4623
Fee $25.00; pre-registration required
LA Arboretum

7/31/10 – 9-11:30am
The History of the Rose at Descanso Gardens
A lecture with horticulturist Amanda Everett
1418 Descanso Dr.
La Ca?ada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 949-7980
Fee $12.00; pre-registration required
Descanso Gardens

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