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  • Casa Romantica Opens Gardens to Public on Friday, May 22

    Media Contact: Patricia Maxwell, (949) 498-2139 x111, maxwell@casaromantica.org
    Casa Romantica Opens Gardens to Public on Friday, May 22
    San Clemente, CA – Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, an award-winning Southern California
    501(c)3 nonprofit, opens their gardens to the public on Friday, May 22, in accordance with social distancing
    and safety guidelines provided by the state of California.
    Amy Behrens, the executive director, explained that gardens like Casa Romantica's are indispensable to
    community healing, offering much-needed places for respite with nature and inspiration. "We look forward
    to welcoming guests back to our beautiful setting where they can enjoy self-care or family time among our
    springtime blooms and ocean vistas."
    San Clemente is a popular Southern California seaside community. Casa Romantica's gardens, with cliffside
    views of the Pacific Ocean and pier, have traditionally been a 'must-see' for tourists during the summer
    months. Casa Romantica is a member of the American Public Gardens Association and American
    Horticultural Society. Its gardens include several different themes, such as herbs, succulents, native plants,
    and a registered Monarch Waystation Butterfly Garden.
    At this time only the gardens will be open, and the house remains closed for the safety of our guests. Tickets
    are limited to a maximum of 40 visitors per hour, with a maximum of 20 guests at any one time on Casa
    Romantica's 2.5-acre property to ensure safe social distancing.
    Complimentary take home maps are available at the front entrance so that visitors may take self-guided
    tours through Casa Romantica's seaside gardens. The one-way route includes marked hand sanitizer stations.
    The complete course includes some stairs, but a modified route is fully accessible for visitors with special
    mobility needs.
    The suggested donation for admission is $5, and self-service and/or non-touch methods of donation by card
    or cash are available at the front entrance. All proceeds support the 501(c)3 nonprofit's preservation and
    As a cultural center, Casa Romantica continues to provide quality art and cultural events online. Upcoming
    events include:
    May 26 at 1 p.m.: Casa Conversations, a LIVE Facebook event about Urban Gardening with Stephanie
    Knight, a Certified Horticulturalist.
    May 26 at 12 p.m.: Online discussion of The Library Book by Susan Orlean
    May 27 at 6 p.m.: Cooking at Home with TSPOONS Culinary School
    Every Monday at 9 a.m.: Casa Yoga
    Every Tuesday at 11 a.m. through June 2: Music and Movement for tots
    Every Wednesday at 10 a.m.: Storytime for young children
    Every Friday at 4 p.m.: Member Social Hour

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