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Local gardens join landmarks across the country for National Public Gardens Week

Landmarks across the country are celebrating a week of recognition, embraced by communities, organizations, and public officials, that pays tribute to public gardens and their essential role in promoting resilience among individuals, communities, and the world. Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens in Long Beach is participating in National Public Gardens Week (NPGW).

LOCAL PARTICIPATING GARDENS:
Ballona Discovery Park
California Botanic Garden
Descanso Gardens
Fullerton Arboretum
Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch & Gardens
Sherman Library & Gardens
South Coast Botanic Garden
Univ of California Riverside Botanic Gardens
Huntington Library, Art Collections, & Botanical Gardens

Presented by the non-profit American Public Gardens Association, this year’s week is focused on increasing financial support for member gardens, highlighting their online resources, and encouraging visitation of open gardens using appropriate social distancing measures.

Rancho Los Alamitos is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, but essential staff members are there taking care of the historic site with its thirteen distinct garden areas. You can view images of the magnificent landmark gardens on social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) and the Rancho’s website (www.rancholosalamitos.org). Tax-deductible contributions can be made by mail, phone, or via the Rancho’s website.

More about Rancho Los Alamitos

Rancho Los Alamitos, the “Ranch of the Little Cottonwoods,” is a Long Beach City Landmark and is twice listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Rancho has a continuous history that stretches back for more than 1,500 years and reflects the many people who have called it home – from the first people, the Tongva-Gabrielino, to the European colonists to the American ranchers and farmers of the 19th and 20th centuries. The 7½-acre historic site includes four acres of nationally significant historic gardens, a ranch house (1790-1933), and restored barnyard of the early 20th-century working ranch. In 1968, the children of Fred and Florence Bixby, the last private owners, donated the family ranch to the City of Long Beach, transforming what had been a working ranch to a public oasis and setting the stage for what Rancho Los Alamitos is today—a place for all time.

For more information, call (562) 431-3541 or via email to [email protected]. The not-for-profit Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation operates the Rancho in a public/private partnership with the City of Long Beach under the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine.

This article was released by Rancho Los Alamitos.