Leimert Park is known for its welcoming landscapes and bountiful tree-lined streets amidst beautiful architecture. Beauty and pride in ownership is the impetus behind the development of the Leimert Park Garden Tour, which is meant to inspire and showcase gardens in a purposeful way.
Leimert Park, a 1.2 square mile neighborhood of Los Angeles, is nestled at the base of Baldwin Hills, a short distance from Culver City. Named for its developer, Walter Leimert, it was designed in the 1920s by the influential landscape architects, the Olmsted Brothers. Known for its Spanish Colonial Revival homes and its charming tree-lined streets, it evolved to become an important center of African American art, music, and culture in Los Angeles. Additionally, many Japanese residents settled in Leimert Park after WWII, as is reflected in the unique Japanese gardens and Japanese-influenced architecture.
Accentuated in our logo is the West African Adinkra visual symbol, Asase Ye Duru, whose translation means “the Earth has weight.” This sentiment is aligned with the natural beauty of Leimert Park and the vast contributions made by its residents, both past and present.
Spearheaded by an organizing committee comprised of neighborhood residents and community volunteers, and in partnership with our non-profit fiscal sponsor, the Los Angeles Community Garden Council , we are delighted to bring this biennial event to the Leimert Park community. We have also partnered with the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition to provide bike racks and valets at the featured homes for those who want to enjoy the tour on bicycle.”