January 11

Springtime symphony

first_imgIf you’re not into gardens, there will be live music, performed by Rio Hondo Symphony members and friends. Appetizers and refreshments will be served, said Dorothea Cummings, publicity manager for the guild. “Some people go and have a snack and listen to the music,” she said. “I take my husband, and he’d find a place to sit while I looked at the gardens.” Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 on Sunday. Tickets will be available for purchase at the first home on the tour, 14250 Linda Vista Drive. From there, directions will be given to the other two gardens. The event is the major fund-raiser for the guild, which is the support arm for the symphony, Morgan said. The goal is to raise about $7,000 via the event, she added. “Prelude,” the first garden on the tour, is a California/Mediterranean-style garden with a formal rose garden and box hedges. WHITTIER – Music and garden lovers will come together from this weekend at the Rio Hondo Symphony Guild’s 20th annual Whittier Garden Tour. Tours of three gardens at Whittier homes will be offered from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. “It’s a nice Sunday afternoon thing to do,” said Alison Morgan, the guild’s fourth vice president in charge of fundraising. “People love to see other gardens.” “Intermezzo,” the second garden, is a rural retreat with everything from roses to roosters. “Finale,” the tour’s third garden, is described as suburbia with landscaping accented with small statues as “grace notes.” Tickets can be purchased at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave. Or send a check to Beverly Walker, 8104 Arrington Ave., Pico Rivera, CA, 90660. For more information, call (562) 949-2010, or (562) 693-6741. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more