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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Garden Designs & His Southern California Work and Legacy | April 13

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Saturday, April 13, 2024 — 10:00 am

The Frank Lloyd Wright Garden Symposium will examine how Frank Lloyd Wright and other early twentieth-century architects responded to the Southern California landscape and climate and how they invite us to think about contemporary issues in gardening. It will feature landscape architects, historians, curators, and stewards of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed houses.

Join us as we uncover the lesser-explored realm of Frank Lloyd Wright’s garden designs, which, despite their significance, have often remained overlooked. From his iconic Hollyhock House to other masterpieces scattered throughout Los Angeles, Wright’s approach to integrating architecture with nature continues to inspire and intrigue.

Laura J. Martin, Historian & Ecologist
Abbey Chamberlain Brach, Director & Curator at Hollyhock House
Jenny Jones, Landscape Architect and Principal at Terremoto
Safina Uberoi, Award-winning Filmmaker
Janet Parks, Curator of Drawings and Archives at the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library for nearly 40 years.

Discussion Moderator:
Joseph Marek, Landscape Architect

Field Trip:

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.

Only registered attendees of the Frank Lloyd Wright Garden Symposium can purchase tour tickets.

Ticket Info

10:00 am
$150 Ebell Member
$175 General Admission

Continental Breakfast and a boxed lunch included.

Purchase Ebell Members tickets via Garden Conservancy.
Purchase General Admission tickets via Garden Conservancy.

Contact Information

Patricia Lombard, Chair

If you have questions about this event, please email: tickets@ebellofla.org


Wilshire Ebell Theatre
4401 W. 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90005