JUNE BLOOM: A PROGRESSIVE GARDEN PARTY
BENEFITING PASADENA SHOWCASE HOUSE FOR THE ARTS
THREE BEAUTIFUL ESTATES ON DISPLAY IN LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE WITH SHOPPING, LIVE MUSIC,
FLORAL DEMONSTRATIONS, FOOD & WINE, AND GARDEN TOURS
SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 9:30AM – 5:30PM
With California expected to fully reopen from the pandemic on June 15, Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts announced it will present June Bloom, an outdoor garden party spread across three sprawling estates in La Cañada Flintridge on Saturday, June 19. The public event will invite guests to step out of their homes and safely stroll through elegant gardens in a progressive format showcasing beautiful landscapes, Mediterranean terraced planters, and blooming ornamental roses along a picturesque street in the heart of Flintridge. The day’s activities will include docent-led garden tours, live music entertainment at each home, floral demonstrations, and the famous Shops at Showcase featuring a variety of unique craft purveyors. Grab & go meals and snacks, wine, and beer will be available for purchase throughout the event. Advance reservations are required; tickets are $60 and available at pasadenashowcase.org. Proceeds from the event will support Pasadena Showcase’s philanthropic initiatives.
The three featured estates include a Spanish Colonial Revival built in 1917 by noted architects Marston, Van Pelt & Maybury on 2.4 acres with a well-manicured promenade, terraced pools and planters, and a secluded tennis sanctuary; an English Tudor Revival built in 1926 on 1.6 acres with a sprawling verdant lawn; and a Colonial Revival built in 1921 on 1.6 acres with an architecturally identical life-size dollhouse and an expansive collection of 142 rosebushes. (The interiors of these homes will not be available for touring.)
Live music entertainment will be held throughout the day and include a jazz trio from Saturday Night Bath, Pasadena Conservatory of Music featuring Café Luar and classical guitarist Brian Barany, string trios from the Colburn School and Santa Cecilia Orchestra, pianist Greg Parker, and the Riverboat Dixie Jazz Band. Many of the groups are Pasadena Showcase Gifts & Grants recipients. Shops at Showcase—a beloved mainstay of the Pasadena Showcase House of Design experience—will be available for all-day shopping. Featured purveyors include Designer Sterling, JP Designs, The Treasured Accessory, Jacqueline B Clothing, Laurie Jo Designs, M & C Collective, Paco Soler, Veronica’s Garden, Lavender Blue, Susie O’s, and Green & Bisque Clayhouse. Floral designer Drew Domenghini will be giving demonstrations throughout the day.
For up-to-date information on event schedules, performance times, docent-led tours, and additional Shops at Showcase vendors, visit pasadenashowcase.org.
Photo by Peter Christiansen Valli.