Greenbuild Birds & Bees Tour


Date:  Monday, October 3, 2016

Time: 8 am to 12 pm

Location:  Sierra Madre and La Canada/Flintridge

Tickets:  Take the Tour(s)


FormLA Landscaping will host a half day tour of three optimally sustainable gardens for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)’s Greenbuild, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The tour will include The New Look for LA at Descanso Gardens, theAuthentic Foothill Gardens at Sierra Madre City Hall, and the (Drought Tolerant) award-winning Kay garden.

New Look for LA, Descanso Gardens
French Provincial with Mediterranean Foliage

Attendees will tour three gardens with FormLA Landscaping owners Cassy and Kirk Aoyagi and FormLA designers Isara Ongwiseth and Eric Crow who will detail the ins and outs of creating optimally sustainable landscapes in Los Angeles.

Attendees will:

  1. See, smell and touch foliage from the 5 Mediterranean plant palettes compatible with LA’s climate,
  2. Walk permeable hardscapes and engage with smart water delivery systems,
  3. Learn why authentic landscaping is more sustainable than drought tolerant landscaping,  
  4. Gain an understanding of the important benefits LA and individual homeowners can earn by landscaping sustainably, and 
  5. Understand what an authentic, sustainable LA would look like.

The tour will culminate at LA’s iconic Descanso Gardens.