South Pasadena Beautiful Garden Tour | Residents Opened Their Homes for Annual Showcase

Now in it’s 49th year, the South Pasadena Beautiful tradition of hosts one the finest events of its kind. hundreds came out in support of the nonprofit organization’s popular garden tour and wine tasting.

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Beautiful's Annual Garden tour showcased the diverse flora seen at various homes

If it’s Spring, You Can Count on a Popular Garden Tour in South Pasadena

Like clockwork, each spring South Pasadena Beautiful hosts an inspirational and free garden tour that brings out hundreds to appreciate some of the city’s finest landscapes.

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Beautiful’s Annual Garden tour showcased the diverse flora seen at various homes
PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Beautiful’s Annual Garden tour showcased the diverse flora seen at various homes
PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Beautiful’s Annual Garden tour showcased the diverse flora seen at various homes

Saturday’s 49th edition carried on the tradition as the self-guided tours featured sustainable gardens, including a range of green living practices and focused on organic gardening, landscaping with natives, creating wildlife habitat, recycling materials in the garden.

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Beautiful’s Annual Garden tour showcased the diverse flora seen at various homes
PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Beautiful’s Annual Garden tour showcased the diverse flora seen at various homes
PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Beautiful’s Annual Garden tour showcased the diverse flora seen at various homes

The Garden Tour began on Magnolia Street with two gardens, continued north with two more gardens on Foothill Street and concluded with a one more on Fairview Avenue north of Buena Vista. Master gardeners were on hand to answer questions from guests.

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Beautiful’s Annual Garden tour showcased the diverse flora seen at various homes
PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Beautiful’s Annual Garden tour showcased the diverse flora seen at various homes

In addition, a plant swap, allowing participants to do just that – swap plants they brought with those on display – was held at the city’s community garden, 1028 Magnolia Street. As the motto goes, “Bring a plant, take a plant home.”

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Beautiful’s Annual Garden tour showcased the diverse flora seen at various homes
PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Beautiful’s Annual Garden tour showcased the diverse flora seen at various homes

Adding a new touch, South Pasadena Beautiful hosted a wine tasting and silent auction at one of the garden sites following the tour. Guests learned about biodynamic wines from local sommelier Stephanie Schaeffer and enjoyed fresh artisanal pizza.

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Beautiful’s Annual Garden tour showcased the diverse flora seen at various homes
PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Beautiful’s Annual Garden tour showcased the diverse flora seen at various homes
PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Beautiful’s Annual Garden tour showcased the diverse flora seen at various homes
PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Beautiful’s Annual Garden tour showcased the diverse flora seen at various homes

The wine tasting and garden tour were a fundraiser to support South Pasadena Beautiful’s re-landscape project of the city’s Post Office.

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