Franklin Canyon Orange Grove: Fruitstitute Workshops!




This fall, Fruitstitute will offer 6 weekend workshops, hosted in partnership with Los Angeles Parks Foundation at the Franklin Canyon Orange Grove. This Orange Grove is one of LA’s original citrus orchards sitting on a 4.3-acre parcel in Beverly Hills. Under LA Parks Foundation’s Adopt-a-Park program, the David Bohnett Foundation sponsors the grove annually to support regular orchard maintenance and landscaping of the site. The trees are harvested each year by volunteers with Food Forward who distribute the fruit to local hunger relief agencies.

The goal of this workshop series is to give the trees the care they need to improve tree health and increase fruit productivity for the annual harvest. Each workshop will begin with a lecture on seasonal care of citrus trees, including tree assessment, biology, and physiology. This discussion will be followed by a two-hour pruning session where participants will gain hands-on experience pruning citrus trees in the Orange Grove “classroom.”

Join us to learn how to take care of your backyard citrus and help Franklin Canyon Orange Grove become more fruitful than ever! All the workshops this fall will cover the same material.


Citrus Tree Pruning 101 — Fruitstitute

Dates & Details:
#1: Saturday, September 23
#2: Saturday, October 7
#3: Saturday, October 21
#4: Saturday, November 4
#5: Saturday, November 18
#6: Saturday, December 2

Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm
Address: 1400 N Beverly Drive. Beverly Hills CA 90210
Ticket price: $50
Max Attendance: 15 people

Snacks and water provided. Pruning is physical labor and hard work. Be prepared! Wear sunscreen, sunglasses & hats, and bring lots of water. Please dress appropriately (boots, long sleeves) and be ready to get dirty.

This workshop is not suitable for children.

About Fruitstitute:
Fruitstitute is the only residential fruit tree service in Los Angeles. Our team of specialists can take care of all your fruit tree needs, from tree pruning and planting to managing your backyard orchard. Fruitstitute also teaches clients how to take care of their own backyard trees, providing hands-on educational sessions and workshops. By providing fruit tree care and education to residential growers, we take this knowledge out of the orchard and into the backyard.

About Los Angeles Parks Foundation:
The Los Angeles Parks Foundation was founded in 2008 to enhance, expand, preserve and promote public recreation, parks, and open space for the diverse people of Los Angeles. Since its founding, LA Parks Foundation has raised over $45 million to fund capital projects, programs and initiatives that improve access to public parks and recreation for underserved communities, promote environmental sustainability, and preserve our public parks for future generations. Learn more at