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Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla and Secret Garden Boutique | May 14, 2022

Join us for the return of the beloved Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla on Saturday, May 14, 2022. This unique event extends a rare invitation to the public to stroll behind the garden gates of some of La Jolla’s loveliest secluded gardens, often concealed from view by mature trees, vines, or foliage. Visitors from throughout San Diego County and beyond have the opportunity to view private gardens in La Jolla during this important Society fundraiser that supports our education and public programs.

Also returning this year is the Friday Night Soiree, taking place May 13, 2022. This intimate garden gathering provides guests an opportunity to mix and mingle with other garden enthusiasts while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, wine and music all by candlelight. This enchanting evening garden experience has a limited number of tickets and will sell out quickly.

The ever-popular The Secret Garden Boutique at Wisteria Cottage will be open free to the public throughout the day on Saturday, May 14. Come shop and enjoy a collection of gardening accessories, plants and gifts available for purchase. The boutique features vendors known for their artistic style and craftsmanship as well as a silent auction with one-of-a-kind items. Delicious, locally sourced farm-fresh eats will be available from the Go Go Food Truck. Need more information a Boutique vendor in 2022? Please contact us at


Friday, May 13, 2022:

Candlelight Garden Soiree - $75 ($65 when purchased with a Platinum Tour Ticket for Saturday)

Saturday, May 14, 2022:

Self-Guided Tour Ticket - $50 in advance / $60 day of ($40 in advance and $50 day of for LJHS Members)

Platinum Tour Ticket - $150 ($140 for LJHS Members) - SOLD OUT

*Members use discount code $10members

Tour Ticket

On the day of the tour, attendees will register at the La Jolla Historical Society Wisteria Cottage at 780 Prospect Street. There you will check in and receive a wristband necessary to gain entrance to each garden, your program booklet with the locations and map of the secret gardens.  You may visit the gardens in any order you wish throughout the day. Tickets: $50 general admission | $40 for La Jolla Historical Society Members

Platinum Tour Ticket

Platinum Tour Ticket purchasers will enjoy a complimentary morning brunch at unique venue. After brunch, Platinum Tour attendees will enjoy touring the gardens via tour buses that will shuttle them from garden to garden. Tickets: $150 | $140 for La Jolla Historical Society Members.

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Would you like to sponsor this event? Please fill out and send the Secret Garden Tour Sponsor Sheet.