Signature service: Mold Test
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Brands Used: We use a special mold test and send it to a local lab.
Pro Tip: We are licensed and insured contractors who can test and provide remedies for mold.
Westwood Flower Garden's botanical artists work in the medium of orchids, lilies, and other floral materials, creating stylish bouquets for all manner of occasion. Sunny colors burst from Teleflora's Clear Day bouquet stocked with yellow asiatic lilies and chrysanthemums ($45+) more vibrant than glow sticks wearing neon fingerless gloves. The Simplicity of Anthuriums celebrates the eponymous flower with three scarlet anthuriums twined together amid sparse green shoots pouring out of a minimalist bud vase ($45+). Celebrate an anniversary or apologize for botched tattoo proposals reading "will you murray me?" with the Expression of Love's six red roses floating above a glass cylinder vase streaming with pops of green eucalyptus ($50+).
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Art, Dine & Wine
Good for Kids: Yes
Pro Tip: Wear comfortable clothing that you wouldn't mind embellishing with a little bit of paint.
With more than 25 years of experience, Box Brothers offers a panoply of packing supplies and accouterments along with brand-name and custom shipping services. Box Brothers stocks more than 100 different sizes of boxes, including standard 1.5-cubic-foot book- or record-carton boxes ($1.49 each, $1.29 each in a bundle of 25) and sweater-sheltering wardrobe boxes ($12.99, $11.99 each in a bundle of five). Box Brothers’ cardboard cowboys will help find the right receptacle for hand-woven wares, and they can also make or cut custom-size boxes for oddly shaped items such as spare harpoons and handcrafted kitchen sinks.
Every month at the Grow Native Nursery in the Veterans Garden, guests can mingle over a freshly brewed cup of worm tea, a nourishing concoction produced by the nursery's worm population. Thankfully, the green-thumbed staff members don’t prepare the unappetizing beverage for humans, but for thirsty plants, who voraciously soak up the liquid fertilizer’s nutrients when mixed with water. Worm Tea Sunday is but one example of many gatherings on the Grow Native Nursery's calendar. The staff also hosts workshops on topics ranging from basic horticulture to beekeeping. These events epitomize the thriving communal spirit at both the Claremont and Westwood locations, where plant experts eagerly field questions from visitors.
Day-to-day, they tend to a menagerie of flora, all of which is native to California. Poppies, lilacs, and sage grow alongside strawberries, which drink from ecofriendly water systems that aim to conserve resources in home gardens. The proceeds from the nurseries fund research and conservation efforts at their home base: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.