Frank Lloyd Wright Garden Symposium LA Garden Tours

Hollyhock House patio | Credit: Joshua White Courtesy of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Sunday, April 14

On the day following our Frank Lloyd Wright Garden Symposium, we will offer attendees the opportunity to tour one of Wright’s crowning achievements, Hollyhock House (1916-21), a residence originally designed as “half house and half garden.” We are also offering tours of the personal residence and garden designed by Wright’s protégé, Rudolph M. Schindler, where indoor and outdoor spaces are seamlessly integrated. Both tours will be guided by expert curators who will share their insights about the original design and preservation of the sites.

Tickets for these tours are now on sale!

Only registered attendees of the Frank Lloyd Wright Garden Symposium will be able to purchase tour tickets. If you haven’t already registered for the Summit, please visit the registration page.

Tours are offered at one of two times, either in the morning (starting at 10 A.M.) or afternoon (starting at 2 P.M.). Attendees are welcome to participate in both morning and afternoon tours.
 Attendees are expected to make their own way to and from the tour sites.


$30 for each garden tour

Tickets now on sale!

Tours are non-refundable, non-exchangeable, rain or shine.

Tickets are limited to Frank Lloyd Wright Garden Symposium registered attendees only, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hollyhock House patio view from loggia | Credit: Paul Cozzi, 2021. Courtesy of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Hollyhock House & Garden
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

Morning: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Your guides:
Abbey Chamberlain Brach, Director & Curator at Hollyhock House, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
Heather Goers
, Preservation Manager at Hollyhock House, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
Amy Korn, Founding Partner and Design Principal, Korn Randolph

Hollyhock House is Frank Lloyd Wright’s first Los Angeles commission and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Built in 1921 for oil heiress and arts patron Aline Barnsdall, the house was designed as her personal residence and the centerpiece of a cultural arts complex. Wright was committed to making Hollyhock House sympathetic to the region, and the emphasis he placed on the landscape is remarkable. If one accounts for all the patios, garden courts, the exedra, and roof gardens as originally proposed by Wright, the amount of outdoor space at Hollyhock would have been five times the amount of usable indoor space. This tour will explore both the house and the site, sharing insights about Wright’s wholistic design as well as restoration efforts today, including the Korn Randolph-led landscape plans and the Terremoto-designed native gardens.

Schindler House | Credit: Tag Christof, 2021. Courtesy MAK Center

Schindler House & Garden
835 N. King Road,
West Hollywood, CA

Morning: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Your guideT.K. McClintockMAK Center Docent, FoSH Preservation Committee

The Schindler House has the inevitability of a masterpiece. Incorporating both architectural and social theory, it unfolds formally, spatially, and intellectually with a coherence of indoor and outdoor space unparalleled in early modern architecture. It was the shared vision of architect Rudolph Schindler and his wife Pauline: he gave brilliant architectural form to her interest in a revisionist lifestyle. Schindler moved to Los Angeles to work for Frank Lloyd Wright. He supervised work on the Hollyhock House and was considered one of Wright’s most talented proteges for a period. Using a consistent four-foot module and standardized “Slab-Tilt” wall construction, Schindler created a building in which no two spaces are alike while at the same time seamlessly integrating indoors and out, creating, in his words, “A Real California Scheme.” Remarkably, since its origin, the Schindler House Garden has been under the care of the same gardener.

The Garden Conservancy educational programs are made possible in part by the Coleman and Susan Burke Distinguished Lecture Fund, Courtnay and Terrence Daniels, the Lenhardt Education Fund, and Susan and William McKinley.

Additional support is provided by The Celia Hegyi Matching Challenge Grant,
Mrs. Ritchie Battle, the Antonia Breck Fund, Camille Butrus, Michelle and Perry Griffith,
Rise S. Johnson, The Krehbiel Family Foundation, Sleepy Cat Farm Foundation, and
John S. Troy, FASLA.

Program Sponsor:

The Ebell of Los Angeles

Cultural Sponsors:
The Garden Club of America, Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Hancock Park Garden Club, Hollyhock House, Ganna Walska Lotusland