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Photo Gallery: Gorgeous Gardens Receiving a Golden Arrow Award

Photos of the 10 gardens chosen by South Pas Beautiful for the Golden Arrow Awards.

Nine private homes and one restaurant were all winners of a 2011 Golden Arrow Award administered by South Pasadena Beautiful. The award is given to the owners of gardens that have significantly enhanced neighborhoods, said committee chair Carol McCrary. In addition to the superior landscaping, all of the properties demonstrate an awareness of water conservation.

Golden Arrow stakes are now planted in the front of winners' properties and will be displayed until June 8. All 10 honorees will be recognized at the organization’s annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the on that day. 

teresa Shaw Sherman May 01, 2011 at 03:01 PM
I was very disappointed that our cactus garden was not recognized by the South Pasadena Beautiful. My husband, Dr. William Sherman, has transformed the landscape of our home to reflect the "green" garden of succulents and cactus that require minimal water. Bill's garden is beautifully illustrated in the varieties of plants he has selected . The cactus and succulents represent the different states that are indigenous to a warm weather and low maintenance. I am so proud of the landscape that surrounds our Cotswold cottage on Grand and Hermosa. Thank you Bill, for the time and energy that you have lovingly given to our neighborhood. Shame on you, South Pasadena Beautiful, for not recognizing a fabulous garden, landscape and architectural jewel! Teresa Shaw Sherman
Dorothy M. Cohen May 02, 2011 at 05:35 PM
Teresa, I suggest that you go across the street to point out the fine qualities of your garden to your neighbor Dave Crawford, president of South Pasadena Beautiful. And may I congratulate you & your husband on your water conservation efforts! Dorothy Cohen
Dorothy M. Cohen May 02, 2011 at 05:39 PM
May I modestly suggest that the credit line for the Golden Arrow gardens be changed to Dorothy Cohen? Thank you.
Dave Crawford May 02, 2011 at 10:00 PM
Teresa, I too agree that Bill's garden is absolutely great and especially what he has done to the median strip as well. I would hope that we might get you on the garden tour next year. As I recall you have been on the garden tour before as well as receiving a golden arrow award before, all well deserved. We can only choose so many each year for the Golden Arrows and we try to avoid repeating with someone who has won before. That is probably the only reason you did not get one this year although since I had nothing to do with it I am not sure. Tell Bill to keep working hard on it so and to let us know how much he is able to save on the water bill. Dave

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