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Sherman Library Virtual Newport Beach Garden Tour and Summer Garden Party

Coronavirus and social distancing won’t prevent the annual Sherman Library & Gardens Newport Beach Garden Tour from taking place on May 9—it will just look a little bit different this year. It is with an abundance of caution that Sherman Library shifts its biggest fundraiser of the year to a...

Sherman Gardens Exhibit Highlights Junk as Art

At a local garden, guests can enter a world full of tropical flora and — for a limited time — get a glimpse at a few unusual species of fauna. Jungle Junk Critters, a collection of 20 fun sculptures created from found/discarded trash, will be on display at in the...

Sherman Gardens Accepting Nominations for 2020 Garden Tour

Sherman Library and Gardens in Corona del Mar is now accepting nominations for next year’s garden tour. “The best gardens are not always the biggest or most expensive so don't be shy, nominate yourself, your friend, your neighbor or even that house that always catches your eye,” officials wrote in...

Experience ‘Malice in Wonderland’ at Roger’s Gardens

Roger’s Gardens Halloween Boutique Sale, Malice in Wonderland, opens this weekend. Follow the white rabbit down the rabbit hole to experience Wonderland, a labyrinth full of strange and impossible décor to fill any home for Halloween, Garden officials wrote in an announcement. “Enter the Red Queen's domain, but be cautious of...

Local Landscapers, Projects Earn Top Tier Awards

Local landscape professionals recently received prestigious honors for commercial and residential properties that span Orange County The Orange County chapter of the California Landscape Contractors Association held their 61st Annual 2019 Beautification Awards event on July 27 in Orange and several Newport Beach landscapers and projects took home awards. Roger’s Gardens...

Sherman Library Names Volunteer, Docent of the Year

Sherman Library & Gardens in Corona del Mar has named Sumie Jossi as Volunteer of the Year and Catherine Gresh as the Docent of the Year, officials announced recently. “Our volunteers and docents are the roots of these Gardens. They make everything grow,” said Sherman Gardens Director Scott LaFleur. “As president...

Scholarship Interns Working in Sherman Gardens

A pair of recent college graduates will be working in the garden this summer at Sherman Library and Gardens in Corona del Mar. Agricultural and environmental plant sciences seniors Conor Stephen and Jesse Zubiate-Kelly were previously selected as the 2018-19 Haskell Scholarship award winners, SLG officials wrote in the Gardens’...

Week of Celebration for Public Gardens

A local botanical garden will be celebrating the upcoming National Public Gardens Week with events, activities, tours and more. Sherman Library & Gardens announced their lineup of events for the week, celebrated May 11 through 19. Sherman Library & Gardens will deliver both education and enjoyment each and every day with...

Day of Design Returns With Stylish Lineup

Calling all design aficionados! Day of Design is returning to South Coast Collection (SOCO) and The OC Mix with an impressive lineup of workshops and sessions on April 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will introduce new products and collections, explore spring design trends, and look ahead to...

Attracting ‘Good Bugs’ to a Garden

By Gary Jones | Special to the NB Indy “Good” bugs can be a homeowner’s best friend, while “bad” bugs can wipe out weeks of gardening in just a few days. By definition, it is easy to know the difference. The notorious bad bug gang of four – aphids, whitefly, scale and mealy-bugs...