Organizers of the second annual Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase say the garden tour was a great success and are eager to soon begin making plans for next year.

“The secret ingredients that made this a huge success were passion and generosity,” said event organizer and Mar Vista resident Sherri Akers.

The showcase, sponsored by the Mar Vista Community Council’s Green Committee, featured a variety of environmentally-sensitive, water conserving gardens and offered tips on how to make a homeowner’s lawn more sustainable.