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Volume 7, Issue 41  |  May 24, 2022


Tickets on sale now for SL&G Newport Beach Garden Tour & Summer Garden Party

The 26th Annual Newport Beach Garden Tour, hosted by Sherman Library & Gardens’ Volunteer Association, is happening virtually again this year. Get ready to view some spectacular gardens that otherwise might not be part of a “traditional” Garden Tour.

Three Garden Tour videos will be released throughout the summer, beginning on Mother’s Day, leading up to the in-person Summer Garden Party on Saturday, Aug. 27 at Sherman Gardens.

Tickets on sale La Casa Pacifica

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The first Garden Tour video is of La Casa Pacifica, known as President Richard Nixon’s Western White House

The first Garden Tour video features La Casa Pacifica, a classic California beachfront mansion, also known as President Richard Nixon’s Western White House. Special access to this historical home was granted to Sherman Library & Gardens by the homeowners. The La Casa Pacifica video will make its debut on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8.

Tickets on sale Balboa island

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The second Garden Tour features historic homes and gardens of Balboa Island

The next Garden Tour will feature historic homes and gardens of Balboa Island. It will be available for viewing beginning on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19. 

Tickets on sale W. Parker Lyon House

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The W. Parker Lyon House in Pasadena was designed by master architect Thornton Ladd

The third and final Garden Tour is of the W. Parker Lyon House in Pasadena. The 1948 mid-century modern home was designed by master architect Thornton Ladd (1924-2010), who pioneered “Pasadena” or “USC style” Modernism. This video will be available for viewing beginning on Monday, Aug. 1. 

All three Garden Tour videos will be available to watch and re-watch at one’s leisure, from the comfort of your home. The Newport Beach Garden Tour grand finale is the in-person Summer Garden Party on Saturday, Aug. 27 taking place from 4-7 p.m. at Sherman Gardens.

Highlights of the Summer Garden Party include:

–Artists in the Garden painting and selling their art.

Inspired by Nature Summer Art Exhibit by mosaicist Irina Charny.

–Garden Party Hat Contest & Bouquet Bar.

–Delicious cuisine from Chef Jessica Roy at 608 Dahlia.

–Raffle & Silent Auction, Live Music and much more.

Tickets for the Virtual Garden Tour are $25 for Members and $35 for Non-Members. 

Tickets for the Virtual Garden Tour and Summer Garden Party are $60 for Members and $80 for Non-Members. Proceeds support Sherman Library & Gardens’ children’s education programs. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.thesherman.org, or call 949.673.2261.

Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway Corona del Mar.

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