This is the new nursery that has moved into the well known Laguna Hills Nursery building that opened May 6th. It’s lovely to walk through, and can’t help but notice there’s something different about it – and there is. Living Green is where you can come to learn about eco-conscious living, with displays through the influence of an interior decorator, who happens to be the owner, Joanna Perlman along with her husband, David Itzikman, and Randy Smith, one of Southern California’s largest wholesale growers.
This Thursday is their Grand Opening event with festivities from 4pm-9pm. From 4-6pm, kids can enjoy hands-on gardening, pot painting, and more.
They’ll have the BBQ going offering free, delicious tastings from Living Greens Catering, live flamenco music, give-aways, and demonstrations throughout the evening on:
- succulent container planting
- rose maintenance
- veggie & herb gardening tips
In-store specials are being offered now and run thru next Sunday.
Living Green features a variety of drought tolerant plants and succulents, an array of organic vegetables, herbs, and fruit trees, and beautiful ornamental plants. Overlooking the nursery are fun planting stations where kids and adults can get their hands in the dirt and assemble their own succulent, color, or herb containers.
They’re committed to being a vital and active resource in the community. Exciting plans include a weekend farmer’s market, exotic bird viewings, and educational, interactive expert seminars and workshops, and field trips for adults and kids. Justin Galias, the Community Programs Director/Garden Consultant, is there to incorporate The Living Green Philosophy and Mission into classes and activities for the community, which includes community fundraising. The Organic Youth Learning Project is an ongoing agrotherapeutic special needs service learning project, the goal of which is to provide a safe and educational environment for kids and adults with exceptional needs. Agrotherapy is a broad and expanding entity in the field of special education. Jason can be contacted at the nursery or on his cell phone, 714-353-2147.
The place is awesome and I look forward to what the following months will offer. We’re fortunate they chose the Saddleback Valley to be the home of their community based, forward thinking nursery and garden center.
25290 Jeronimo Road (nearest cross street is El Toro Blvd.)
Lake Forest, CA 92630-4900