WELCOME TO GREYSTONE DEMONSTRATION GARDEN!
The Greystone Demonstration Garden is a dedicated space for community gardening projects and education. It’s approximately 2,000 square feet located at the lower Greystone Mansion & Gardens: The Doheny Estate, owned by the City of Beverly Hills. This garden allows individuals to come together and learn about organic gardening, the benefits of growing your own food and sustainable gardening practices. There are seasonal classes available highlighting current happenings in the garden.
Do you love gardening? Want to gain some new tips and tricks to use in your garden? Check out our new series, Greystone Gardening with George, and let your creativity fly!
Anyone can participate in the wonderful learning opportunities available throughout the year. We offer classes for gardeners of all ages. Below are some descriptions of classes offered in the past.
1. Teen Gardening Class (ages 13-18)
Learn this lifelong skill and grow your own food. Start seeds, learn how to care for plants, harvest your own veggies.
2. Container Gardening (Adults)
Have a sunny balcony or porch? You can grow anything from apples to zucchini. Join us and learn to keep your potted pals happy.
3. Grow LA Victory Garden Classes (Adults)
The University of California Cooperative Extension is organizing workshops in various communities throughout Los Angeles County to teach residents how to grow fruits and vegetables in their own backyard. Those who take all 4 classes will be given a certificate of completion.
4. Children’s Gardening Class (ages 6-12)
Enjoy the spring season by harvesting vegetables, playing in the dirt, learning how to grow seeds and plenty of crafty projects.
5. Backyard Composting (Adults and Teens 13+)
Reduce your carbon footprint and learn how to recycle your green waste into organic fertilizer. Traditional composting and worm composting both explored
6. Virtual Gardening Workshops Available Now https://secure.rec1.com/CA/city-of-beverly-hills/catalog/index?filter=dGFiJTVCMzA4NCU1RD0xJnNlYXJjaD0=
VIRTUAL Container Gardening (5493)
SCHEDULE: 11a-Noon on Thu 04/08/2021
VIRTUAL What to Grow and When to Grow it (5494)
SCHEDULE: 11a-Noon on Thu 04/15/2021
VIRTUAL Seed Starting and Transplant (5495)
SCHEDULE: 11a-Noon on Thu 04/22/2021
VIRTUAL Irrigation, Organic Fertilizers, & Mulching (5497)
SCHEDULE: 11a-Noon on Thu 05/06/2021
VIRTUAL Garden Pest Control (5560)
SCHEDULE: 11a-Noon on Thu 05/13/2021
VIRTUAL Compost and Worm Composting (5496)
SCHEDULE: 11a-Noon on Thu 05/20/2021
HOW THE GARDEN BEGAN:
Barbara Linder, a life-long resident of Beverly Hills and community advocate, approached the City of Beverly Hills in 2010 to develop a community garden project. Her goal was to bring community members together to learn how to garden organically at home through learned activities while having fun outdoors. As a result of her advocacy, construction on the dedicated space at Greystone Mansion began in 2012 and the Demonstration Garden was officially dedicated on April 13, 2014.
Over the years, individual gardeners, residents, students, 4-H Club members, Boy/Girl Scout troops, the City’s staff and administration, master gardeners and volunteers have worked together to create a garden space filled with raised beds, compost systems, espaliered fruit trees and water conservation features.
The Greystone Demonstration Garden is open year-round and seeks volunteers for various gardening tasks. If interested, contact the Demonstration Garden at 310-285-6830.
Future vision for the adjacent greenhouse and stables involves creating interior teaching spaces for workshops and classroom programs, a living museum and an event venue for the community.
Greystone Mansion and Gardens 905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310.285.6830 phone 310.858.9238 fax firstname.lastname@example.org