Over the last four decades, Paul Casebeer has transformed his home, known as The Hill, from a barren landscape into a living work of art. Once populated by dilapidated buildings and broken water lines and infested with poison oak, the property has been completely reimagined as a lush garden filled with rare and exotic plants, including South African cycads, many varieties of aloe, mature specimens of Phoenix reclinata, and hundreds of other hard-to-find succulents and drought-tolerant species. Paul designed and built by hand an array of fantastical architectural elements - sinuous walls of tile and clinker bricks with a spouting, copper-encrusted dragon; roads composed of mosaic tiles and hundreds of found manhole covers; and secret alcoves with views across the San Gabriel Valley.
A grotto-like pool is carved into the hillside and walls and the structural elements are encrusted with a riot of stone, mosaic and masonry whimsy. The primary residence is a Craftsmen bungalow designed by Fred Biren, an architectural designer who designed homes in Victoria Park in the West Adams District, Clifton-by-the-Sea in Redondo Beach, Ramona Acres (present day Monterey Park), and Casa Verdugo in Glendale.
This Dialogue will be led by Paul Casebeer, Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden CEO Richard Schulhoff, and Kelly Comras, FASLA.
2.0 LA CES™ professional development hours will be available to attendees.
Cancellations and Refunds will be granted according to the following schedule:
Up to two (2) weeks in advance: 90% (Deduction represents administrative processing fees)
Less than two (2) weeks in advance but up to seven (7) days prior: 70%
No refunds will be made for cancellations seven (7) days prior to event
No refunds will be made for “No Shows” (a person who registers for a program but who does not cancel registration or attend the program).
Refunds will be processed as they are received or after the conclusion of the program, depending on the program date and when cancellation occurs. Refunds may take five (5) to seven (7) business days to process.