It's time to deck the halls with our favorite holiday plant, the Poinsettia! These colorful plants are native to Mexico where they bloom during December and can grow up to 16 feet tall. Today they are a beautiful symbol of [...]
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When you have a vision, to make it come true, you need to share the vision with others. When the vision is to create a world-class botanical garden, the best way to share the vision is to take others to [...]
Festival Reaps a Growing Interest in Great Park Botanical Garden The Irvine Global Village Festival celebrated its 18th year, Oct. 12-13, 2019, with more food, art, and entertainment than ever. The Festival has expanded in scale and offerings over the [...]
At Tuesday’s Orange County Great Park Board Meeting, the park development update unveiled a proposed 40-acre site for the future Great Park Botanical Garden. We are so excited. Next step is to meet with city staff and draft an Exclusive [...]
Living in Southern California can make it hard to realize that it's Fall! The temperatures are still relatively mild and the color changes in our trees are hard to spot. Wouldn't it be great to make fun of fall memories [...]
Let’s ‘Plant a Seed’ at Irvine Global Village Festival, Oct. 12-13 Great Park Garden Coalition volunteers and supporters will be eager to greet visitors for the second year in a row at the Irvine Global Village Festival. This year the [...]
At its July 9, 2019 meeting, Irvine City Council voted unanimously to begin a study on creating a Climate Action Plan. A CAP is a voluntary measure of the city's take to curb greenhouse gas emissions generated by commercial and [...]
Sometimes gardening seems complicated, but if you follow these guidelines, they will simplify the process and lead to a healthy, beautiful garden! Poor Water Management Avoid watering too much in the heat of the day, increasing evaporation. Water only where it’s [...]
Wouldn't it be great to have a beautiful setting like botanic gardens at the Great Park to enjoy the twilight hours of August? Gardens are a magical place at sunset to see beautiful gardens transform as the rays of the [...]
Recent reports that City of Hope will build a world-class campus for a comprehensive cancer treatment and research center in the Great Park Neighborhoods is Great News for all of us who have been touched by cancer. As an independent [...]