HANCOCK PARK GARDEN CLUB

© 2019 Hancock Park Garden Club

137 N. Larchmont Blvd #720, Los Angeles, CA 90004

The Hancock Park Garden Club furthers the knowledge and love of gardening for its membership and contributes to the beautification of the greater Hancock Park area through community projects.  Monthly meetings feature horticulture, conservation, garden history and design, and flower arrangement. The Hancock Park Garden Club is a Member of the Garden Club of America, Zone XII, and was founded in 1962.

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November 13, 2019

Last year we told you about pickling paperwhites to stunt their growth so they fit better into shallow vases. This year, we found the video below that explains how it works.  

We also found a recipe for making the special water/alcohol solution for your bulbs about...

November 11, 2019

This Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Memorial Branch Library, you're invited to join the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County for a free training session on biodiversity and the iN...

November 10, 2019

Welcome to the HPGC Eco Marketplace!  Our conservation theme this year is “Sustainable Living: What We Can Do as Individuals to Save Our Planet” and we have some suggestions for HPGC members to consider using to make your life more sustainable.

Based in the "Conservatio...

November 7, 2019

We stopped  by Fire Station 29 on a Thursday morning to see three firefighters weeding the Centennial Garden that the Hancock Park Garden Club supported in conjunction with the First-In Fire Foundation.

The garden has grown in beautifully - the autumn reds are vibrant,...

November 7, 2019

 This is a great homemade recipe for keeping critters out of your vegetable garden.

1/2 cup cooking vegetable oil such as grape seed oil, canola oil or safflower oil

1 teaspoon Dr. Bronner’s peppermint soap

1 tablespoon baking soda

Store concentrated mixture in a c...

November 7, 2019

On a clear sunny day in mid-October the club met Thomas Carruth, Curator of the Huntington Rose Garden, for a tour of this iconic Pasadena museum. Carruth led the group, decked out in sun hats, on a winding tour of the legendary Huntington property, including the Calif...

October 18, 2019

 From pests to pots, soil amendments to design strategies: HPGC members had an opportunity to explore edibles in our gardens at a workshop sponsored by the Conservation Committee on Oct 17 th which drew a  crowd of 15 participants. 

Jill Volat, the U...

October 1, 2019

 This swallowtail butterfly sat patiently for this portrait taken with an iphone 10s.

October 1, 2019

Last week, officials from the Los Angeles's Bureau of Sanitation (LASAN) unveiled plans to create a city-wide biodiversity index. They announced plans to do a pilot study in the Greater Wilshire area with the local neighborhood council and the Hancock Park Garden Club....

September 30, 2019

 HPGC Vice President Michaela Burschinger shares a moment with the real Shirley Meneice.

The conference opened on Wednesday, September 11th  at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The first day began with meetings as a Zone XII group where we shared ideas and learned about GCA...

September 28, 2019

Patagonia put out a short twenty minute film on recycling that we feel is worth the watch. While it is a bit promotional, it also shows how broken the recycling infrastructure is, and focuses on recycling of fabric and clothing materials.

The big message is: reduce our...

September 12, 2019

LUSH HOUR In the Brentwood section of Los Angeles, landscape designer Patricia Benner created a defiantly verdant yard without any water-hogging lawngrass. JESSICA SAMPLE FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, STYLING BY MERISA LIBBEY

In July the Wall Street Journal wrote a featu...

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