TCLF Excursion to Palm Springs, California


Thursday, November 14th
8:30 am – 4:30 pm


Ticketed event
6.0 LA CES PDH

Tickets, available for purchase via TCLF’s website, are $1,000 per person by July 12 and proceeds provide vital support to TCLF’s year-round educational programs. Ticket price includes the daylong excursion, transportation during the excursion, refreshments and lunch. Tickets are tax-deductible.

To kick off the 2019 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture in San Diego, California, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) will host a daylong excursion in Palm Springs, California, on Thursday, November 14. The private, curated experience will include expert-led tours of iconic sites in and around Palm Springs, transportation, lunch, and the chance to socialize with landscape architects and garden enthusiasts.

The group will have the opportunity to tour Sunnylands with its 25,000 square-foot building designed by architect A. Quincy Jones on its 1960s 200-acre historic parkland estate. The contemporary public desert gardens designed by The Office of James Burnett and the recent net-zero landscape of its administrative campus designed by CMG Landscape will also be part of the visit. Touring the different areas, Sunnylands staff will discuss the
challenges encountered as the private estate was transformed into a world-class retreat and historic site open to the public. Reducing water use is a priority and has led to various approaches to the historic landscape and to all new landscape projects. The complex balance of preservation, reuse, and sustainability will be presented as the group views the cultural landscape, midcentury modern architecture, Hollywood Regency interiors, and art
collections. More details about the other sites the group will visit in Palm Springs are on TCLF’s website.

Transportation will be available for guests interested in traveling to San Diego to attend the 2019 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture. Separate registration required.

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