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Pacific Horticulture to hold Open Garden at Fallbrook home

FALLBROOK – Pacific Horticulture Society (PHS) invites residents to tour Patrick Anderson's Fallbrook estate garden that spawned worldwide interest in succulents, on Oct. 14. Anderson “has vast horticultural knowledge and a brilliant eye for design,” said author and “Queen of Succulents” Debra Lee Baldwin.

Baldwin, the San Diego Horticultural Society's “2017 Horticulturist of the Year,” will be at the event to greet guests and sign the newly released, completely revised and updated, second edition of Designing with Succulents. The event is hosted by PHS board member Princess Norman, and Pacific Horticulture editor Lorene Edwards Forkner will be in attendance. Refreshments will be served.

Anderson refers to the jostle of aloes, cacti, and euphorbias planted in his garden as a “dry jungle.” Punctuated by a collection of exuberant sculpture and outdoor art, the dramatic arid landscape sweeps over and spills down a half-acre hillside. Arched redwood bridges cross a rock-strewn dry streambed and gravel paths wend among colorful and textural plantings. A tile-roofed pavilion at the top of the slope, an architectural focal point and shaded retreat, offers another perspective for viewing the intricacies of the sculptural landscape.

This event is open to the public and serves as a benefit for the Pacific Horticulture Society, a non-profit organization that believes in the power of gardens to enrich life and inspire environmental stewardship. Tickets are $35 for PHS Members, $45 for non-members.

Guests can register for the event at


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