Besides the first day of spring on March 19, March signals the start of daylight savings, occurring this year on March 8. That extra hour in the evening is a great time to tackle some garden chores, or even better a chance [...]
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The Great Park is seeking paid sponsorships for elements of the park. At the last Great Park meeting, Garden Coalition board member Mike Stockstill asked the board and staff to consider seeking sponsorships for elements of the future public garden [...]
Many of you may have noticed it’s beginning to feel like spring especially in the garden. Another clue spring is close is the abundance of seed catalogs arriving in the mail, that’s because February is a good month to order [...]
We all have enjoyed the visually stunning displays of flowers, plants, and trees that gardens offer. If we are lucky, our visits to gardens can leave us inspired and feeling creative. Such inspiration brought a unique garden and art attraction [...]
Bird watching at the Orange County Great Park? You bet! It may look like soccer fields and tennis courts, but our feathery friends have made their home in the middle of all the action. Even open spaces designed for cars [...]
Botanical gardens are birding hotspots! Avid birders flock to botanical gardens worldwide eager to catch a glimpse of rare or seasonal specialties. Annual Birding Festivals boost the local economy and engage the community in the need for conservation. We envision [...]
As 2019 comes to a close, we have a lot to celebrate! The culmination of almost three years of public advocacy to keep a botanical garden at the Great Park resulted in the identification of a site for the Great [...]
Nothing quite compares to the holidays when it comes to conjuring up memories of our childhood and the many traditions surrounding this magical time of year. Gathering the family in the now mythical paneled station wagon to look at holiday [...]
Looking for a way to give back while you shop? Amazon Smile has made this happen! With the holiday season upon us, it's shopping and gift-giving time! Did you know that you can shop and help support the Great Park [...]
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 [...]