Cultural Landscape Weekend in LA

Screen Shot 2013-10-01 at 5.20.20 PMThe Cultural Landscape Foundation is sponsoring a What’s Out There Weekend Los Angeles on October 26 & 27. Discover Southern California’s remarkable landscape through FREE tours of  two-dozen historic landscapes in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Santa Monica.

The history of Los Angeles area landscape ranges from its Spanish Colonial roots to the present, with Asian, Hispanic, and African American influences. Known for distinct Modernist design that connects indoors and outdoors in innovative ways, the Los Angeles region also has a unique Postmodernist history witnessed in public spaces that meld architecture, landscape architecture, and art.

What’s Out There is the most comprehensive searchable database of historic designed landscapes, featuring more than 1,400 sites, 9,000 images, and 700 designer profiles.  

Tours on Saturday, October 26 & Sunday, October 27 will feature:

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Saturday, October 26:

Downtown/Central LA

Halprin’s Los Angeles Open Space Network
(Bunker Hill Steps, Grand Hope Park, Maguire
Gardens (LA Central Library),
Wells Fargo Court)


Modern Skyline Tour
(Bank of America Plaza, Bunker Hills Steps,
City National Plaza, Maguire Gardens (LA
Central Library)
, Pershing Square, Union Bank

West LA

The Getty Center and Sculpture Gardens

UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden

UCLA Campus

UCLA Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden

North LA/Glendale

Descanso Gardens
Fern Dell in Griffith Park

South LA

Village Green (Baldwin Hills Village)

Santa Monica

Annenberg Community Beach House

Colorado Center
The Getty Villa


LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Washington Park 

Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

Sunday, October 27:

LA Civic Center
(City Hall, Department of Water and Power, Music Center, Grand Park)
Union Station

Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills, Beverly Gardens Park, and Civic Center

North LA/Glendale

Fern Dell in Griffith Park

Occidental College

South LA

USC and Exposition Park

Santa Monica

Palisades Park 

Ocean Park Neighborhood Beach: Race, Real Estate and Remembrance
Santa Monica Pier and Carousel Park


La Casita del Arroyo

Stuart Building (Stuart Pharmaceutical)

Pasadena Civic Center and Plaza Las Fuentes