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The Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla
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Saturday, May 20th, 2017
The Secret Garden Tour began with the goal of raising public awareness of the La Jolla Historical Society and its efforts to celebrate this unique seaside community. What started as a small ‘seed’ of an idea, to help get La Jollan's interested in historic preservation and cultural landscapes, has sprouted into a beloved annual event that attracts thousands of people. The Tour generates essential financial support for the Society’s mission to make La Jolla’s diverse past a relevant part of contemporary life, with opportunities for residents and visitors to explore history, art, ideas and culture.
There are two versions of the Tour: the Self-Guided Tour, and the Platinum Tour which includes an elegant brunch and shuttle transportation to the gardens.
Friday Night Candlelight Garden Soirée
Friday, May 19th 2017 6:00-8:30 PM
La Jolla Historical Society kicks off the 2017 Secret Garden Tour with a new event - a Friday Night Candlelight Garden Soirée! Event Chair Claudia Johnson will host this premier event in her beautiful garden, as seen on the 2016 Secret Garden Tour and featured in November 2016 San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles magazine. “Cloaked in vines, the walled garden feels like a secret garden— a romantic, rustic landscape brimming with vintage birdcages stuffed with plants, rustic arbors covered with trumpet, grape and wisteria vines, set amongst a fountain and spacious patios.”
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. The evening also provides an opportunity to meet special guest Nan Sterman, garden designer, botanist, author and host of the popular KPBS show "A Growing Passion." Nan is well known for speaking, teaching, and writing about low water, sustainable and edible gardening in San Diego County.This enchanting evening garden experience has a limited number of tickets and will sell out quickly. Tickets are available for $75 or $65 with the purchase of a Secret Garden Tour Platinum tour ticket.
The Self-Guided Tour starts with check-in at Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect Street. There you'll receive your program booklet with the locations of the secret gardens, a map of the tour and your wristband necessary to gain entrance. You may visit the gardens in any order you wish.
The Platinum Tour starts at a beautiful private setting, where you will enjoy an elegant brunch followed by shuttle transportation to the gardens with docent guides. Our shuttle buses will drop you off at the entrance to each garden. The Tour will also include an added special garden for the Platinum Tour patrons only.
Every Sponsorship helps support the La Jolla Historical Society’s efforts to preserve La Jolla’s heritage. Proceeds from this event make it possible for the Society to care for its extensive and unique collections, create and expand educational programs, and support efforts to advocate for the preservation of La Jolla’s special character. Our community’s heritage is something to be proud of and events like the Secret Garden Tour enable the Society to be a true champion of that heritage.
Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities and benefits!
If you interested in volunteering in one of the gardens, please submit this form. Garden volunteers receive a free pass for the tour, and preference is given to La Jolla Historical Society members. Details will be provided as winter turns to spring. Thank you.
Secret Garden Boutique
Saturday, May 20th, 2017 | 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
780 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
Open to the Public
Come shop and enjoy a collection of gardening accessories, plants and gifts available for purchase. Shop for vintage and new finds. We have selections from various vendors known for their special artistic style and craftsmanship. You'll find unique items for all settings, from a small windowsill to a grand seaside estate landscape.
Visit throughout the day for shopping, coffee and a stroll under the wisteria-covered pergola with your friends.
We are continually seeking unique vendors who fit our special garden boutique market atmosphere. Please include your contact name, email address, web site, types of products you sell and photos of your booth set up. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please forward any inquiries to: email@example.com