More than 130 people gathered at the distinctive Green Man Lodge on May 21 for Altadena Heritage’s 13th annual Golden Poppy Spring Garden Celebration and Awards. Steve Pribyl provided shimmering live music on his uilleann pipes, an Irish folk woodwind related to bagpipes. The usual abundance of food came with wine and bubbly supplied by board member Gail Casburn of the Altadena Ale & Wine House, and beer donated by member Mark Jilg of the Craftsman Brewing Company.
From time to time someone nominates, and our board designates, an Altadena Heritage Area or AHA! An AHA can be a street, a neighborhood or a place that stands out for one reason or another and has fostered its own community.
Altadena Heritage has held garden parties ever since its inception in 1988. In 2004, the Golden Poppy Awards were added to the annual Spring/Summer garden party event. These awards recognize gardens that “present to the street,” enhancing the community for everyone.
Altadena Heritage and Altadena Historical Society, would like to invite all Altadena civic institutions, groups, businesses, schools, faith communities, and individuals to become co-sponsors in commemorating our community’s 125th birthday.
Altadena Heritage sponsors activities in many of the special and hidden places in this diverse and unusual community. Each spring we hold a Garden Event in one of Altadena’s outstanding private gardens.
One of Altadena Heritage’s most important missions is to foster a sense of community. We do this in a number of ways:
• Annual Holiday Celebration & Members Meeting
• Events at Altadena pubs and restaurants
• Home and garden tours