Altadena Heritage is a nonprofit volunteer-based advocacy organization dedicated to protecting, preserving, and raising awareness of our foothill community’s rich architectural, environmental, and cultural heritage.
The History and Architecture of the McNally House, Altadena
June 3 – 11am
Recent Events & Features
Golden Poppy Awards
Was Held Sunday May 23
The second annual Virtual (and hopefully last virtual ever) Golden Poppy Awards.
The Golden Poppies have been Altadena Heritage’s way of celebrating those gardens that “give to the street” over the last 17 years!
We have selected four of the best front yards in Altadena to receive the prestigious Altadena Heritage Golden Poppy Award plaque. Come and see the winning gardens in full color and meet the lucky winners.
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Altadena Heritage asked a number of local authors and poets to tell us what Altadena means to them. The results are wonderfully varied and diverse views of our local community – from a refuge to return to after a tough day in LA, a place to watch the seasons change, a place to seek peace and nature and a place of rich diversity and sense of place. Five of our current and recent Altadena Poet Laureates are represented as well as novelists and historians. Enjoy!
TREE WORKSHOP THREE
TREE WORKSHOP TWO
TREE WORKSHOP ONE
Golden Poppy Awards 2021
The Golden Poppy Awards began in 2004. Board member Paula Walker initiated the idea, a set of beautiful heavy bronze plaques were made and judging districts and criteria were developed.
The Golden Poppy Awards recognize gardens that “give to the street” and beautify their neighborhoods, enhancing the community for everyone. Altadena Heritage presents these awards each spring at a garden party held at one of the many special places in this diverse and unusual community.
1615 Loma Alta Drive
Saro, Maral, Clara and Hratch Khajikian
1825 Alta Crest Drive
Katie, Tito, Noemi, Lucas and Isela Villanueva
23 East Manor Street
2319 Garfield Avenue