Hancock Park Garden Makeover Featured in LA Times

Before and after, a makeover of a Hancock Park front garden by homeowners Linda and Gerry Sanoff (photos by Linda Sanoff)

Hancock Park residents Linda and Gerry Sanoff’s garden was recently featured in the Los Angeles Times’ series on  garden makeovers.

Like many neighbors, the Sanoff’s transformed their June street garden two years ago because they wanted a more sustainable, earth-friendly and less expensive to maintain garden.

“The transformation was all about water,” Linda Sanoff told the Times. “It’s a precious resource. We would have done this even without the rebate because it was the right thing to do.”

After reading a few stories by LA Times writer Lisa Boone, Gerry Sanoff, a tv writer, told his wife Linda to contact the reporter and share the story of their garden.

“It was my obsessiveness (who me?) with keeping a pictorial timeline that piqued the writers’ interest,” Linda Sanoff told the Buzz.

Sanoff’s thorough photo documentation of the garden transformation process made it much easier to tell the story.  As a result, the article in the Times, illustrated with Linda Sanoff’s photos, is instructive and inspiring to anyone considering removing their turf lawn to create a water-wise garden that works with their historic home and our current climate.

The Sanoffs are thrilled with the result and report their new  garden is easier to maintain than they thought. Visit the LA Times online to read more about the Sanoff’s garden.

The Sanoff residence before. (photo by Linda Sanoff)
The transformed garden today. (photo by Linda Sanoff)
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About Patricia Lombard

Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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