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23rd Annual General Meeting
26 to 29 October 2017
General Assembly Programme of Events Pre-AGM Tour Registration
Books and Book Reviews
Optional Post-AGM One-day Excursion
Monday 30 October
Claremont (approximately 30 miles east of Pasadena)
An old, primarily residential town, home to the Claremont Colleges and other educational institutions, with a population of about 35,000 and a climate hotter and drier than Pasadena’s, known for its tree-lined streets, many historic buildings and the Village, a popular collection of street-front small stores, boutiques, art galleries, offices and restaurants.
Monday 30 October
Organised by Bob and Peggy Perry, we shall visit Claremont-area public and private gardens, including Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, which is the premier California native plant research and demonstration facility in Southern California, and the nearby consortium of Claremont colleges, whose rich diversity of landscapes has recently been transformed into California native, mediterranean and south-western plantings that suggest the future of climate-appropriate landscapes in the region. We shall also enjoy lunch in the Perrys’ own garden. We return to Pasadena in the late afternoon.
Bob Perry*, a highly regarded landscape architect, author, and professor, wrote the reference book for California plants, Landscape Plants for California Gardens, 2010. Peggy Perry, also a professor, teaches Plant Sciences-Horticulture at Cal Poly Pomona University.
Dedicated to California plants, Santa Ana Botanic Garden originated in 1927, when Susanna Bixby Bryant established a native garden on her rancho in Orange County. The garden relocated to Claremont in 1951. The garden now contains some 70,000 native California plants, representing 2,000 native species, hybrids and cultivars.
Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Cost - Claremont Optional Post-AGM Tour
The cost is US $95 per person, including coach travel, lunch and garden admissions. Returning to Pasadena late afternoon.
* Member of the MGS Southern California Advisory Board.