Spring home tours explore bond between architecture and nature

In an effort to demonstrate the allure of indoor-outdoor living in California, the nonprofit preservation group Pasadena Heritage is adding garden tours to its annual spring home tour on March 25.

Tour five historic homes and gorgeous gardens in a variety of styles including the Queen Anne-style McNally Mansion in Altadena, a 1922 Spanish Colonial Revival bungalow with drought-tolerant gardens in Altadena, Haynes Landscape Design's 1902 farmhouse in Pasadena, the 1949 midcentury Mulvihill House in Sierra Madre by Harwell Hamilton Harris, and the 1948 W. Parker Lyon House, designed by architect Thornton Ladd (who also designed the Norton Simon Museum).

From landscape design to private interiors, the self-driven, docent-led tour offers visitors an opportunity to experience the relationship between architecture and nature.

What: Pasadena Heritage's Spring Home Tour, "Better Homes and Gardens"

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25

Where: Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre

Tickets: $40 to $48


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