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Garden tours continue at Rancho Los Cerritos first Sunday of every month

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Rancho Los Cerritos is the perfect place to celebrate the arrival of the changing seasons with a guided tour of its extensive, lush grounds. Discover the beauty and history of the main garden, orchard and courtyard at the next garden tour on Sunday, June 3, at 2:30 p.m.
The historic site boasts many unique plants and features. Some trees date back to the 1840s when John Temple, owner of the 27,000-acre Rancho from 1844-1866, started the garden.
In 1931, renowned landscape architect Ralph Cornell redesigned the gardens for Llewellyn Bixby Sr. and added more exotic plants and fruit trees. A water tower, a cast iron tallow pot from the 1840s and an adobe horno are also featured during your one-hour tour.
Afterward, take a docent-led tour of the adobe house, browse through the museum gift shop and purchase jam made from the Rancho’s organic fruit trees.
For more information or reservations, call (562) 570-1755. Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is located at 4600 Virginia Road and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Serving Bixby Knolls, California Heights, Los Cerritos, Wrigley and Signal Hill
Garden tours continue at Rancho Los Cerritos first Sunday of every month