Each year, in the spring, Pasadena Beautiful Foundation gives out Golden Arrows awards to residents in Pasadena. These awards are given to single family homes and their owners who have worked on beautifying their front gardens to make it stand out in the neighborhood.
Just an insight on how the process works. A committee comprising of PBF board members, divide the city into 9 areas and volunteers diligently drive down each street in their assigned area to select 6 outstanding homes.
A second team then reviews these 6 selections from each area and narrows it down to the final 3 winners that will receive a Golden Arrow award.
In May, PBF holds an afternoon reception to honor the winners of that particular year and hand out the arrows accompanied by a certificate of merit.
2017 Update: Pasadena Beautiful Foundation members have begun the process to select and nominate the winners for this year’s much-coveted Golden Arrow Awards. The selections are done around mid-March to April since gardens look their best then.
The award presentation will be held at Westridge School on May 23, 2017 from 4:30-6:30 pm. We hope to see you there.
- The city is broken into 9 districts with as many as 4 awards in each district.
- The most exciting front facades or neighborhood projects are judged with awards going to the best in each district.
- Awards are presented at a reception in honor of the recipients usually in June.