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Annual Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society Garden Party & Tour

Sixth Annual Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society Garden Party & Tour

Date/Time: Sunday, April 17, 2011, from 12 noon to 6 pm

The start and end point of the tour will be Getty House, the official residence of the Mayor of Los Angeles, 605 South Irving Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90005 and will include:

Tour of six historic private estate gardens of varying styles

Reception at Getty House with light supper and silent auction

Lecture on “Organic Container Gardening†by Jo Anne Trigo of Two Dog Organic Nursery

Community award presentation to Cindy Chvatal-Keane, President of Hancock Park Homeowners Assn., est. 1948 and Executive Producer of CSI

Proceeds to will help fund an extensive greening project at Los Angeles Unified School District’s John Burroughs Middle School, including improvements along Wilshire Boulevard

Tickets are $55.00 each

The event is sponsored by Paramount Pictures and the Hancock Park Homeowners Assn., est. 1948

For information and tickets: 213-243-8182 or www.wshphs.org

The tour will be held in honor of Cindy Chvatal-Keane for her contributions to this historic neighborhood and the city of Los Angeles. Cindy is President of the Hancock Park Homeowners Association, est. 1948. She cofounded the Hancock Park Historic Preservation Advocacy Group and was a key player in the establishment of a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) to protect the character of Hancock Park. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the California Science Center and is an Executive Producer of the acclaimed television series CSI.

The highlight of this year’s tour are the historic Ronnie Allumbaugh Gardens at Getty House, created in 1928 by renowned garden designer A.E. Hanson. They include the sunken “Blue†Garden and the Rose Garden, which were restored in 2010 and are rarely available for viewing by the general public.

Getty House serves as the beginning and end of this wonderful afternoon. At check-in, attendees will obtain programs with a map indicating the addresses of all the private gardens, which are not revealed until the day of the tour. Getty House is also the site of an afternoon lecture, “Organic Container Gardening,†by Jo Anne Trigo of Two Dog Organic Nursery.

Attendees are advised to wear flat shoes, and to bring hats and sunglasses.

Following the tour, all attendees are invited to return to Getty House for a light supper, a spectacular silent auction and a presentation to this year’s honoree.

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