If you know the Brookside neighborhood, you’ll know it really is named after a brook that still meanders through the backyards of many of the stately homes on South Longwood and South Tremaine.
This Sunday, April 26th, seven of the gardens that border the brook will be open to the public in an event sponsored by the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society. Several houses along the stream will also be open, said co-chairmen Patricia Rye and Sandy Boeck.
The tour begins at 8th St. and Longwood Ave., and follows the stream to 949 Longwood Ave. where refreshments will be served.
The natural water-way, called Rio del Jardin de las Flores, plays host to craw-fish, frogs, minnows, raccoons, koi and migratory birds. After surfacing in Brookside, the stream continues underground and empties in Ballona Creek.
Cost is $30 for members, $35 for non-members, or $50 including membership. Tickets may be purchased at the site. The tour begins at Longwood Ave. and Eighth St between 1-4 pm.Stream & Garden Tour of Brookside Sunday, April 26, 2015 1 -4 pm Starts at Longwood & 8th Street $30 WSHPHS members, $35 non-members