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Home and garden events in Southern California
Design walk:Elle Decor presents the Legends of La Cienega Design Walk, which includes design vignettes, seminars, book signings and tours. Schedule: www.lcdqla.com/legends.
AltBuild Expo: The Alternative Building Materials and Design Expo includes seminars and building tours. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 390-2930; www.altbuildexpo.com
Rose lecture:Clair Martin, Huntington Botanical Gardens curator, lectures from 2 to 4 p.m. followed by an informal afternoon tea to mark Mother's Day. Calabasas Creek Park by Leonis Adobe Museum, 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. $10. (818) 222-6511.
Masters of Architecture: Lecture by architect Massimiliano Fuksas, with introduction by L.A. Times critic Christopher Hawthorne. 7:30 p.m. Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. $12. (323) 857-6010; www.lacma.org.
Native plants:Native plant expert Barbara Eisenstein lectures on "How to Convert Your Yard Into a Native Plant Paradise" from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino. Free. (818) 784-5180.
Newport Beach homes:The Newport Harbor Educational Foundation hosts a tour of eight homes. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tour, lunch, boutique and reception: $60. (949) 642-6255, www.NewportHarborEducationalFoundation.org.
Garden tour:Friends of Robinson Gardens will present the 21st Annual . . . Into the Garden benefit showcasing five private gardens and a spring festival. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Virginia Robinson Estate, 1008 Elden Way, Beverly Hills. $175. (310) 550-2068; www.robinsongardens.org.
Low-water gardens:Workshop on drought-tolerant landscapes is organized by UC Cooperative Extension's Master Gardener Program. Focus is on reducing water usage while making the garden colorful and interesting. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chino Basin Water Conservation District, 4594 San Bernardino St., Montclair. Repeated on May 24 at Loma Linda University, 11406 Loma Linda Drive. Registration: (909) 466-0434 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Lisa Boone
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