Open Days, Public Garden
We regret to report that this Open Day has been canceled due to the current coronavirus situation, in step with guidelines from public health and local government officials.
La Casita del Arroyo (The Little House on the Arroyo) was built as a community meeting house in 1933, a joint venture by the Pasadena Garden Club and the City of Pasadena. Natural materials from the Arroyo were combined with recycled materials from the velodrome built for the 1932 Olympics as a work project during the Great Depression. In 1988, the Pasadena Garden Club in conjunction with noted landscape architects Isabel Greene and Yosh Befu designed and installed a water demonstration garden intended as an educational resource for the greater Pasadena community that promoted plants suitable for a Mediterranean climate as well as water-saving irrigation systems. In 2010, the Pasadena Garden Club re-designed the Butterfly Garden which leads from the Arroyo up to the main garden and the Casita. As a joint venture with the City, the building may be rented to nonprofit groups, weddings and receptions by applying to the City of Pasadena. The gardens, maintained by the Pasadena Garden Club, are open year round as a self-guided tour during daylight hours only. Visitors may park on the street adjacent to La Casita or come up through the trails in the Arroyo.
Directions: From I-210 in Pasadena, exit south onto Orange Grove Boulevard. Turn right onto Arbor Street to Arroyo Boulevard. Turn right and #177 is on left.
From I-110, continue from end of freeway north on Arroyo Parkway. Turn left onto California Boulevard which dead ends at Arroyo Boulevard. Turn right and continue to #177.
From Highway 101 east, exit at Orange Grove Boulevard, just before the I-210 junction. Turn right onto California Boulevard which dead ends at Arroyo Boulevard. Turn right and continue to #177.
- This garden allows photography
- Parking is available