Theodore Payne and Ralph Cornell: Champions of California’s Native Plants
February 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
A special presentation for members of Rancho Los Cerritos and Theodore Payne Foundation!
Delve into the vision and legacy of two pioneers and their partnership in promoting California native plants.
12:00–12:30 PM: Gather at Theodore Payne Foundation
12:30–1:30 PM: Tour of TPF’s 22-acre site
1:30–1:45 PM: 15-minute break
1:45–2:45 PM: Lecture: Theodore Payne and Ralph Cornell: Champions of California’s Native Plants lecture by Marie Barnidge-McIntyre
Nursery and bookstore will be open until 4:30 for those who want to purchase plants, books, seeds.
Marie Barnidge-McIntyre grew up exploring the natural world provided by the foothills and meadows of the San Fernando Valley. She was hired by Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site in Long Beach, in 1992 as the first Horticulturist for the site to research, restore & maintain gardens and grounds. The landscape she is restoring, designed by Ralph D. Cornell in the 1930s, has matured and changed the environment, yet she tries to stay true to his vision, using material he had available and maintaining the historic integrity of his intent. One of Marie’s great joys is sharing the history, background, and stories she discovered along the way, about the plants and the people associated with them.
Tickets: $25, $20 for members