Imagine an exotic night in the heart of Mexico. Plush surroundings create an almost jungle-like feel. Flowers blooms larger than life, the native plants are greener than green. Blossoms and buds dot the landscape in a burst of rainbow colors.
The L.A. County Fair will replicate that scene this year in the Home and Gardens neighborhood. The Fair will shine with the “Colors of Mexico” as the different exhibits within the neighborhood take on a South of the Border feel.
One of the most popular areas of the Fair, the Home and Gardens neighborhood houses the Flower and Garden Pavilion, The Atrium, Enchanted Gardens and Hidden Meadows Park. Guests will experience the rich, colorful culture of Mexico from La Fiesta de luzes y piñatas (The Festival of Lights and Piñatas) to native arts, architecture and horticulture. Exhibits will include a display of calla lilies, reminiscent of and influenced by Mexican artist Diego Rivera, and poinsettias, native to Mexico.
Here is a taste of what visitors will find in Home and Gardens:
The Atrium - Mexican Art in the Garden: The Atrium will present a stunning outdoor, shaded oasis with moonlight, street lights, rainstorms and lush vegetation, splashing waterfalls, tranquil fountains, sculptures, beautifully landscaped gardens and garden architecture. The Hacienda and Green Thumb stages offer unique garden workshops and one-of-a-kind craft classes for free.
Flower and Garden Pavilion - Colors of Mexico: In Mexico, color flourishes with an uninhibited zeal in all aspects of life. The air is filled with the aroma of energy and tradition as we celebrate the utterly unique relationship Mexico has with color. Inspired, intrinsic and inseparable are the vibrant Colors of Mexico as seen in the vivid ceramics, the rich tile work and the multicolored flora. This year’s Flower and Garden Pavilion will explode with vibrate colors as guests take a journey through Colors of Mexico.
Enchanted Gardens: As visitors leave the Flower Building they will travel to Enchanted Gardens. Quiet paths carved into the hill lead to luscious gardens filled with blooming flowers, fragrant herbs and shady trees. Meticulously cared for gardens will feature horticulture that is representative of regions all over Mexico & California. The younger green thumbs have a special place in the Enchanted Gardens, called Junior Landscape. Students from around Southern California design, build and maintain gorgeous gardens. These designs are far from amateur and inspire all who view them. La Fiesta de luzes y piñatas (The Festival of Lights & Piñatas) will light the night sky with brightly colored lights and hundreds of piñatas.
Hidden Meadows Park: Hidden Meadows Park is one of the L.A. County Fair’s best-kept secrets. Rolling green hills and majestic trees create the perfect atmosphere for a family picnic, a stroll with a loved one and a place for quiet reflection. Where else do children have the opportunity to ride a purebred Welsh pony, known worldwide for their beauty and strength as well as their wonderful dispositions, than at the pony rides at the L.A. County Fair? The little ones will enjoy the Animal Adventures Petting Zoo, where they can get up close and personal with a furry friend. Hidden Meadows gives guests the feeling they have “gotten away from it all” while still allowing them to feel part of the excitement and electricity of the Fair. Hidden Meadows will come alive with music and thousands of white twinkling lights dangling from the trees to illuminate the gardens