The Schumacher Garden Retreat

Pasadena, CA
Dry/xeriscape, Fruit/vegetables, Garden structure/sculpture, Organic/toxin-free, Rare plants/plant collection, Substantial native plants, Water feature, Woodland/shade garden

The fragrance of roses, California native sages, and citrus from the Schumacher Garden Retreat invites those passing by this Linda Vista charmer. As you enter the garden, you'll meet birds, butterflies, and native bees delighting in this Certified Wildlife Habitat. Begin by walking down the hanging Epiphyllum path with Ficus-covered privacy walls into the propagation area, where Bea's nursery of seedlings, offshoots, and tiny plantings are tended. The homeowner's award-winning cacti are on display in container gardens accenting the four living spaces and two chef workspaces. The serene sounds of water fill the space, as does dappled light that glitters through the tree canopy on Dudleya, Haemanthus, Camelia, Ceanothus, and Heuchera. Beneath the lush, leafy, low-water beauty, water conservation systems capture and sink stormwater from the roof and permeable hardscapes. After you stroll through the firepit, raised herb garden, and spa, reemerge via a gravel path at the front of the home where you'll find a delightfully peaceful sunken meditation garden adjacent to the front entrance. Hidden behind the riot of front yard foliage, this serene space includes built-in seating with a view of yet another fountain. Exit wandering through the artfully integrated collection of roses, spring-blooming natives; buckwheats, salvias, mallows, and wildflowers.

This garden's estimated size is 8,300 sq. feet.

Open Days 2024:  Sunday, April 21
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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  • This garden allows photography
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Nature friendly f372a65207813459a0d18d2caa5c1eece145dbb205535bacd45d09e443889605Nature-friendly

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10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$10.00 (Non-members)
$5.00 (Members)

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The Schumacher Garden Retreat
Pasadena, Los Angeles County, CA, 90277

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