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23rd Annual General Meeting
Pasadena, California
26 to 29 October 2017

Programme of Events     Pre-AGM Tour     Post-AGM Tour     Registration     Books and Book Reviews

General Assembly
Brody Botanical Center
Sunday 29 October 2017 at 10.00 a.m.

All members are invited to attend the 23nd General Assembly of the Mediterranean Garden Society, which will be held at the Brody Botanical Center at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, California.

Participants will be staying in hotels in Pasadena within walking distance of the welcome reception, shops and restaurants. Coaches will transport attendees to the gardens and venues. Taxis and Ubers are also readily available should you need them for transportation.

Members can register for participation for the full AGM programme of events and for the optional Pre-AGM tour in Santa Barbara and Post-AGM tour in Claremont. If you are not registering for the AGM programme but wish to attend the General Assembly, please contact Marie McDuffie. The General Assembly is free for members.


Entrance to the Huntington Gardens

Pasadena - A city of about 140,000 in the San Gabriel Valley, about ten miles north-east of downtown Los Angeles and only recently engulfed by that urban agglomeration, Pasadena is characterized by a mild climate, much excellent residential and institutional architecture, an urban forest visible from space, a strong sense of community, and a wide range of cultural, educational and other institutions and organizations.

The Westside - The Westside includes Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Culver City, the beach towns of Venice and Santa Monica, the coastal bluffs of Pacific Palisades, the harbor at Marina Del Rey, and renowned institutions like UCLA and the Getty Museums. Many Westside gardens have views of the ocean, mountains and the city, especially from high points in the hills and mountains. With cool ocean breezes, salt air and fog, Westside gardens and designed landscapes often feature plant palettes different from those seen elsewhere in the region. The varied native plant communities (actual or historical) include coastal sage scrub, coastal prairie, coastal chaparral, coastal oak woodland and various wetland types, among others.

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