Fire-Wise Garden Tour

See Fire Wise Gardens in Tujunga, Shadow Hills and Sun Valley

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019

Time: Pre-Tour Talks 8:45 am – 10:30 am, Self-Guided Tour 11:00 am – 3:00pm

Location: Theodore Payne Foundation, Gardens throughout Tujunga, Shadow Hills & Sun Valley

Tickets: TPF members $12, Non-members $18 Now Available



Gain an understanding of fire mitigation techniques and what home hardening and fire wise gardens look like via this timely garden tour and educational program hosted by Theodore Payne Foundation.

Tour properties demonstrate how proper design and maintenance can help protect homes and landscapes in high-risk fire areas. The self-guided tour features private residences, a community-based public installation, and local fire stations.

The morning educational program will prep tour-goers to experience fire-wise strategies. FormLA Landscaping’s Cassy Aoyagi will discuss 10 key fire-wise landscaping strategies, and Ellen Mackey, a senior ecologist certified by the Ecological Society of America, will show how she hardened her home to fire. A Q&A will follow their presentations.

Tickets can be purchased online or at Theodore Payne Foundation. Registration includes pre-tour talks, free educational materials, and the tour. Tour addresses will be provided by email one day before the tour.