The Cove - Alson Clark

We have an obligation to maintain these that people may be in the presence of forces larger than those of the moment.

Ken Burns   Documentary Film Director and Preservationist

The Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla


Please join us for the next in-person Secret Garden Tour on May 14, 2022

For over two decades La Jolla Historical Society’s Secret Garden Tour has provided the opportunity to step into the extraordinary world of La Jolla’s private gardens. The Secret Garden Tour is much anticipated on the community’s spring calendar and leaves a legacy throughout the year with financial support for the Society’s exhibitions and educational programs. In addition to the plants and landscaping, the Tour includes opportunities to explore unique designs in the company of garden enthusiasts and friends. 

While the garden locations remain a closely guarded secret until the day of the tour, there will be six spectacular La Jolla properties with beautiful views and coastal settings which make this garden tour unlike any other in San Diego. Each garden will be enhanced with live musicians, plein air artists, and dining table designs. There are two ways to experience the gardens, either Self-Guided or the popular Platinum Tour which includes an elegant brunch, docent-led shuttle service to the gardens, and an exclusive seventh garden.

The weekend event starts with a Friday Night Garden Party. This intimate gathering gives you an opportunity to mix and mingle with other garden enthusiasts while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, wine, and music. An enchanting evening garden experience prior to the Saturday tour.

The Secret Garden Boutique: Returning again is The Secret Garden Boutique at Wisteria Cottage. Open to the public throughout Tour day, visitors shop and enjoy a collection of gardening accessories, plants, and gifts available for purchase. We have selections from various vendors known for their special artistic style and craftsmanship. Need more information about becoming a vendor in 2022? Send us an email at with the subject The Secret Garden Boutique.

Sponsorship Opportunities: Every sponsorship helps support the La Jolla Historical Society's efforts to make La Jolla's diverse past a relevant part of contemporary life. If you would like to sponsor The Secret Garden Tour, please review our sponsorship benefits and registration HERE.

Institutional Sponsor

The Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla is supported in part by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture

With Sincerest Gratitude to Our Sponsors!