Arlington Garden is a very special place, a new Pasadena landmark. It's Pasadena's only dedicated public garden, not a park or playground. Arlington Garden is unique, no other place like it in other San Gabriel Valley cities. There are paths through various garden areas, tables and benches, and even a labyrinth. There are surprises around every corner. It's also a demonstration garden for water-wise plantings.
This small garden is a favorite of artists and photographers. With the beautiful wild flowers blooming this spring, the plein air groups I'm in have met there several times. There is always something for me to paint of course. Finding some shade is a challenge. I still need to find an umbrella. I've blogged about previous visits and paintings in two posts Saturday Paint-Out and Saturday In The Park. This 8x10" watercolor went pretty well. I'm also posting two gouache pieces, 5x7". The garden is perfect for painting and relaxing!