The 6th Annual Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase

The 6th Annual Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase is Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. This Earth Day celebration presented by the Mar Vista Community Council, provides useful information and inspiration for transforming your garden. 

There are some changes this year. There are fewer gardens and each is located in one of a few walkable/bike-able clusters. Each garden has one or more of the following sustainability features: California native/drought tolerant plantings, edibles, water catchment systems, and chickens. VIsitors will have a chance to talk with landscapers and meet do it yourself gardeners who share knowledge and experience. Special guest presenters at many gardens will enhance your knowledge of sustainability in daily living. You can visit school gardens and learn how they contribute to a more sustainable future.

The Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase seeks to empower Angelenos to adopt environmentally conscious living solutions. With many people walking or biking their tours, there is a tremendous sense of community as garden enthusiasts from throughout Southern California join our neighbors to celebrate our shared vision for a greener life.

Please be patient as we transform this blog from the 2013 Showcase. We'll be posting information about 2014 Showcase gardens and special events soon.

Mar Vista can make a difference!
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  2. I just wanted to say THANK YOU to the organizers and hosts of the showcase. I've met such wonderful people today with such a wealth of knowledge, and to talk to them was an invaluable learning experience.

  3. Thank you so much for the note! This is truly a labor of love and we have a blast doing it. We are so grateful to all of the homeowners who share their gardens and their time to make it happen. We have had about 1,500 more views of the blog AFTER the tour in the past 3 days. People go back to review what they saw. It's also great to plan walks where you can look at front yards all year. Thank you for supporting us!

  4. Thank you so much for this great event! I wanted to thank the people involved in the organization of this event and the kind welcome of the people who opened their garden. I had such a great time, met with wonderful people, learned a lot, got inspired. 12 months to go until next year's event!

    1. We all have a blast doing it! Did you see the article in today's LA Times about one of the gardens on the tour? They will be a vendor at the Mar Vista Farmers Market today -,0,762382.story
      Thank you so much for the note!

  5. Do you have the dates for this event again in 2013? This looks worth the trip over to California!

  6. Chris - so sorry for the delayed response! Yes - our 2013 date will be Saturday April 20th and we have are recruiting gardens now!

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