Our garden tour this week will be at the Mimosa Nursery, 6270 Allston Street, in East Los Angeles. Mimosa is a nursery that specializes in rare and exotic fruit trees and is specifically designed for immigrant clientele that miss the fruits from their native lands. They have a truly remarkable collection of fruit trees and rare flowers. Lychees, longans, persimmons, carambola, mamey sapote, soursop, caimito (star apple), cashew, canistel and exotic citrus varieties to name just a few. We can’t guarantee that you will be able to grow everything they sell, but if you want an opportunity to see some really rare varieties and maybe pick something special up for your garden, then don’t miss this opportunity. Many people ask where they can purchase rare and exotic varieties. Well, this is one of those special nurseries that have more than you can imagine!
We will meet at the nursery at 10am and take a self-guided tour for around an hour and a half. Bruce Blavin, our Chapter Chair, is familiar with many of the rare varieties they have and will try to help anyone with questions. Please contact Hal Golden if you would like to arrange to carpool to the nursery.
Directions: Located between the 5 & 60 Freeways, 1-1/2 blocks from Whittier Blvd.