LA State Historic Park brings nature to the city | The Glory of the Garden |

Even with all its urban hot spots, Los Angeles possesses some residents who appreciate nature and find it important to keep the city close to its roots. Before the city became the urban sprawl it is today, much of it consisted of nature growing wild and free.

Among those people concerned in retaining a focus on nature in the city is architect and artist Lauren Bon, who decided to tend to 32 acres of land near Chinatown in July 2005. Bon planted millions of corn seeds, and the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks soon began developing a park.