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John Schoustra, Our Irises growing at Greenwood, © 2022

Field trip to Greenwood Daylily Gardens

Irises are the theme for our BAGSC's 25th Anniversary exhibition in the fall. Irises are a complicated flower. In preparation for painting, and for Carol Woodin's Iris workshop one week later, BAGSC is going on a field trip to Greenwood Daylily Gardens, a flower farm in Somis begun in 1989 by John and BAGSC member Cynthia Schoustra.


Have a tour of the farm, a presentation, lunch, and yes! we can purchase Irises. Guests are welcome!

May 15, 2022 (at the farm)

11:00 am

Cost: $16/person (BAGSC members and guests)

Maximum 40 attendees

RSVP by clicking here by May 12:

Information about Carol Woodin's Iris workshop and the BAGSC Iris exhibition will be posted soon.

Click here to visit the Greenwood Daylily Gardens website to learn about their history and see the catalog of beautiful flowers available.


10:45 am: Arrive at Greenwood Daylily Gardens. Transportation to Greenwood is the responsibility of the participants. As always, carpooling is encouraged! Please arrive on time.

11:00 am: Tours, and place orders for plants. Participants will enjoy a 30 percent discount from Greenwood's Open House prices! Orders will be pulled and organized while we are having lunch.

12:00 pm: Drive up the hill for lunch (see menu below). Listen to a lecture about the flowers and farm as lunch winds down.  

1:15 pm: Return to sales area to pick up plants (for those who order plants) and say our goodbyes and thank yous!

General field trip information

Participants are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from Greenwood Daylily Gardens.

This is a working farm. BAGSC members are responsible for their own safety and precautions. Please wear sensible walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat. Please come prepared with any other outdoor requirements you may have (hay fever, bee sting allergies, etc.).

Of course, cameras and sketchbooks are welcome!

Lunch options

Lunch will be ordered (see below). Participants can, however bring their own sack lunch if they wish. There is a place in the registration to let us know if you will be bringing your own lunch. If so, we ask you please do not eat from the lunch provided, as we will have ordered only enough for those who have requested.


Cutlery, plates, and water will be provided.


Lunch will be ordered from Carrara, a locally famous Italian restaurant that bakes its own bread and has been featured over several years on the food network. Lunch will be served "family style". We are not able to make any substitutions.


Panini trays may include (depending on the number of participants):

  • Turkey: roasted turkey, swiss cheese, mayo, sliced tomatoes, mixed greens

  • Caprese: sliced mozzarella, tomato, fresh basil, arugula, balsamic glaze and olive oil

  • Prosciutto di parma: sliced prosciutto, fresh mzzarella, tomato and arugula

  • Grilled chicken: grilled chicken breast, pesto, caramelized onions, tomato, mixed greens


Mixed greens salad platters: mixed greens, tomatoes, shaved carrots, fennel, cucumber, watermelon radish, with house balsamic dressing

Information at a Glance



Greenwood Daylily Gardens

(click the name to view their website)

8000 Balcom Canyon Road, Somis, CA 93066

(562) 494-8944


May 15, 2022,

Tour begins promptly at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time

$16.00 US

Contact BAGSC Events Committee by clicking here.

Contact BAGSC Media Committee by clicking here.


Directions may be found on the Greenwood Daylily website at:


Google maps gives good directions to find Greenwood Daylily Gardens:

More directions:

From the Pasadena area, for example, via 210 West, take the 118 West to Los Angeles Avenue West.

From the LA area via 101 North, take Route 23 North to Los Angeles Avenue West.

From Los Angeles Ave. West: go about 5.4 miles to Balcom Canyon Rd., turn right and continue 3.3 miles.  Veer left at Balcom Canyon Pet Lodge to the first gate on the left (watch for the white wooden fence).

Another map and more
to do in the area

Want to make a day of it exploring the area? Download a PDF map and places to see/things to do in the area by clicking here.

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