Greystone Demonstration Garden Dedication Ceremony on April 13
Mayor Lili Bosse of Beverly Hills will cut the ribbon at Greystone Mansion
(April 8, 2014) – In celebration of the grand opening of the Greystone Demonstration Garden in Beverly Hills on Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m., Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse will be in attendance to cut the red ribbon in support of her Healthy City initiative. For those looking to grow their green thumb, a free class on herbs and veggies, taught by Armstrong Garden Centers, will be held after the dedication ceremony.
“The Greystone Demonstration Garden is an important part of our Healthy City initiative,” says Mayor Lili Bosse. “It brings people together in the outdoors and gets them thinking and talking about healthy food and healthy living. I hope that everyone will take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy gardening in a community setting and learn about the benefits of locally grown, organic food.”
Armstrong Garden Centers will also be hosting a plant sale throughout the dedication ceremony, giving back 20% of sales generated to Greystone Mansion. The proceeds will help fund the development and completion of the garden, seating and accommodations, planting supplies and materials, and ongoing free classes. Armstrong Garden Centers has also donated landscaping services, planting and construction materials, irrigation work, and support to the project.
Speaking at the ceremony alongside the Mayor will be Gary Jones of Armstrong Garden Centers; Eliberto Gamino of Whole Foods Market of Beverly Hills; and Barbara Linder, the official Greystone Garden Girl. Food and refreshments will be available to enjoy during the ceremony, courtesy of Whole Foods Market.
Greystone Demonstration Garden Mission Statement:
“The Greystone Demonstration Garden of Beverly Hills is an outdoor venue where individuals can come together to promote the benefits of locally grown, organic food that is environmentally friendly, sustainable and cost effective. Sponsored by the City of Beverly Hills, Armstrong Garden Centers and Whole Foods Market, the Garden is dedicated to inspiring economic, health and educational benefits for a wide array of community members and groups. Individual gardeners, residents, Boy/Girl Scout troops, students, non-profit organizations and local businesses who enjoy planting flowers, herbs and organic vegetables are welcome to participate in learning horticulture and landscaping techniques.”
About Greystone Mansion
Built in 1927 by oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny and perched in the storied and scenic hills of one of the most elegant neighborhoods in America, Greystone Mansion is a Southern California treasure that has been recognized as a national historic landmark since 1976. Boasting 46,000 square feet of classic style, elegant gardens and breathtaking views of Los Angeles, Greystone Mansion is a premier destination for weddings, filming, corporate events and private parties. The City of Beverly Hills purchased the property in 1965 and in 1971 the entire 18.3 acre site was formally dedicated as a public park, which is open free to the public. For more information about the Greystone Mansion, visit www.BeverlyHills.org/Greystone.
About Armstrong Garden Centers
Armstrong Garden Centers is celebrating their 125th anniversary. Since 1889, this employee-owned company has been taking the guesswork out of gardening, and is now the largest California independent retail nursery in California with 31 locations and three growing facilities. For more information on Armstrong Garden Centers and great gardening tips, visit their website at armstronggarden.com and armstronggrowers.com.
About Whole Foods Market
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com, NASDAQ: WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company's motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 78,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2013, the company had sales of $12.9 billion and currently has more than 360 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.