poppy-houseIn June 2013, Mary Lea & Bill Carroll generously agreed to host our annual Golden Poppy Garden Party event at their beautiful home, built by the engineer for the Mt. Lowe Railway, David Macpherson circa 1907. Mary Lea was born and raised in Altadena, but in truth this property is only partly in Altadena, the rest in Historic Highlands of Pasadena. The rear garden was designed with entertaining in mind: the sizeable, impeccably manicured lawn has frequently accommodated tables and tents for large gatherings and fund-raisers. This much-loved garden of great beauty was the perfect setting for a late spring gathering.