Since her tenure began in 2013, Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens’ Berenika Schmitz has seen a shift in south Orange County’s perception of the nonprofit institution. Once the home of San Clemente’s founder, Ole Hanson, much of the local community assumed that the property was still owned privately, or was only used for weddings,
“History seeps from every nook and cranny of the former home of San Clemente’s founder,” notes Eric Heinz, City Editor of the San Clemente Times in his recent article regarding Casa Romantica’s upcoming 90th birthday celebration. On Sunday, September 3, 2017, Casa Romantica will host its Bee’s Knees: 90th Birthday Bash in conjunction with its D. Yoder Family Sundays series to
“A garden should have a sense of discovery…Flowers peek out of corners and spill out of planters. At every twist and turn, a surprise awaits.” Such majestic and mysterious views may be found throughout Casa Romantica’s onsite coastal gardens, aligned with succulents and several California native drought-tolerant plant species. The natural beauty of some of
“The commissioned dances for Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens’ Casa Kinetic: Contemporary Dance Collective transformed each of the sites that inspired the choreography,” writes Lisa Black in her review of Casa Kinetic: Contemporary Dance Collective on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens.