Arlington Gardens Arbor Ready for Vines
The unique, archaelogically found-material amphitheater at Arlington Gardens finally has its crowning finale, the custom crafted metal arbor. The arbor is the whimsical and dramatic collaboration of permaculture artist Ray Cirino and La Loma's Marco Barrantes. The amphitheater, made from recycled broken concrete incorporates original sandstone salvaged on-site from the (tragically) demolished Durand mansion, which was historic to the site. Inspired by the patterns found in flowers and butterflies, the arbor is anchored by metal spheres onto traditional stone columns, and will feature a centerpiece of stained glass. We look forward to planting delicate vines, and providing a shady area for rest in what is quickly becoming a special botanical garden in Pasadena of California natives, Mediterranean plants, abundant wildflowers and a small orange grove, that this past harvest produced enough oranges to make a large quantity of orange marmalade.