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The Secret Garden Tour & Candlelight Garden Soirée
With much gratitude...
Thanks to all our visitors, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, and supporters who helped make the 2017 Secret Garden Tour a great success! Mark you calendars for the 20th Anniversary of the Secret Garden Tour, May 18-19, 2018!
Candlelight Garden Soirée Celebrity Guest Nan Sterman, garden designer, botanist, author and host of the popular KPBS show "A Growing Passion"
TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
Friday, May 19th and Saturday, May 20th, 2017
PLEASE NOTE: As of May 7th, we are no longer able to provide refunds for ticket sales. All ticket sales are final.
The Secret Garden Tour raises awareness of the La Jolla Historical Society and its efforts to celebrate this unique community. 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.
Friday Night Candlelight Garden Soirée
The Candlelight Garden Soirée is SOLD OUT for 2017!
Thanks to everyone who purchased Soirée tickets--we look forward to seeing you on May 19th!
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.
Candlelight Garden Soirée Sponsors
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 is SOLD OUT for 2017!
Thanks to everyone who purchased Platinum Tour tickets--we look forward to seeing you on May 20th!
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.
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!
GARDEN HOST REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE 2017 TOUR. We are extremely grateful to the 90+ volunteers who registered as garden hosts and hostesses! Thank you!
If you interested in volunteering for a two-hour shift in one of the gardens, please submit this form. Garden volunteers receive a free pass for the tour, and shift preference is given to La Jolla Historical Society members. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org