The Department of Recreation and Parks has dedicated a portion of the Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Center as a community garden. City residents who would like to raise their own fruit and vegetables can rent a 10-foot by 20-foot space for a nominal annual charge. For more information about the community garden, please call Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Center Maintenance at (818) 883-6641.
The historic Orcutt Residence is surrounded by 24-acres of gardens and a citrus orchard. The gardens include heritage oaks trees, wandering garden paths, formal flower beds, and a variety of interesting specimen trees, exotic shrubs, and flowering plants. There are several significant oak trees on the property; one of the largest is more that 33' in circumference and is estimated to be more than 700 years old. This stand of oaks was commemorated with a plaque on October 2, 1948, by the San Fernando Valley Historical Society.
Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Center is open daily Sunrise to Sunset, and is located in the west San Fernando Valley, at 23600 Roscoe Boulevard, Canoga Park, CA 91304, accessible from both the 118/Simi Valley and the 134/Ventura Freeways.
Orcutt Ranch opens its orchards to the public one weekend a year in July. Ripe Valencia Oranges and White Grapefruit can be picked by hand. Bring you own grocery bags, medium size boxes.
|Fees:||Filled Grocery Bag||$3.00|
|Filled Medium Sized Box||$6.00|
|Rental, Fruit Picker||$1.00|
TREES OF INTEREST
Rattan Palm (Rhapis humilis)
Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)
Purple Lily Magnolia (Magnolia nigra)
Box Elder (Acer negundo)
Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta)
Dogwood Tree (Cornus nuttallii)
The lush manicured gardens and towering oaks of the Orcutt Ranch make this historical monument a perfect setting for a garden wedding or special event. The patio areas provide picturesque backdrops and dappled shade for your reception or party. A cozy guest house which has two separate dressing rooms is also available to the bridal party before the ceremony.
- Rental facilities are available daily from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
- Alcohol allowed through authorized Bar Service only.
- Orcutt Ranch can accommodate events up to 175 people.
RENTAL FEES AND CHARGES
|A. RENTAL FEE *||RATES|
|- 1st 3 hours||$780.00*|
|- Each additional hour||$80.00|
|- 1st 6 hours||$1,060.00*|
|- Each additional hour||$80.00|
|3. Friday-Sunday, Holiday**, Day Prior to Holiday**|
|- 1st 6 hours||$1,820.00*|
|- Each additional hour||$150.00|
|* Rental fees include a refundable building deposit of $500.00|
|** HOLIDAYS INCLUDE: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King's Birthday, President's Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.|
|2-5 security monitors required for all events. Additional fees apply, including holiday rates for all city holidays. Please contact facility for pricing.|
|C. ALCOHOL POLICY|
We will have you contact our contracted bar service for current rates and options. The bar service must provide ALL beverages.
Permittee having alcohol at their event must use the following vendors for all their beverage needs. For information on beverage pricing please contact:
|D. REHEARSAL FEE|
|Rehearsals may be scheduled within 60 days of your event. Monday -Thursday 4pm-8pm with a maximum of 4 hours for $150.00|
|E. MINIMUM PAYMENT TO GUARANTEE RESERVATION|
|Payable within ten (10) days of the initial reservation.||$250.00 (Non-Refundable)|
|F. CANCELLATION FEES|
|Cancellation 61 days of more in advance of event date||50% of refundable deposit|
|Cancellation within 60 days of the event date||50% of all fees paid|
|Cancellation within 60 days of event date (when only minimum payment has been paid)||100% of all fees paid|
|Postponement 61 days of more advance of even||50% of refundable deposit|
Payment of Fees: The total amount of all rental fees and deposits due shall be paid in full at least 60 days prior to the scheduled date of use. Otherwise the reservation may be canceled. Payment in the form of Cashiers Check, Money Order, Mastercard, Visa. No American Express.
Maximum Occupancy: 175 People.
Insurance: Insurance may be required for you event. Check with the Hall Manager.
For Filming or Still Photography: Call the Park Film Office at (323) 644-6220.
*** PRICE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE ***