Upcoming Tours

    • Sat, April 27, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Magical La Mesa
    • 337

    This year’s SDHS Garden Tour highlights a select set of gardens in La Mesa, an area rich in horticultural history. 

    Get inspired on our self-guided tour of eight stunning private La Mesa gardens. Visit gardens with colorful and exciting plants, found and collected art, and unique designs - all well suited to our Southern California climate. The tour features gardens high on the hills of Mount Helix and in hidden valleys complete with streams, waterfalls, custom art and more. Garden owners have used creative plant displays and landscape techniques to transform challenging terrain into comfortable garden spaces.  With a variety of styles and tastes, and gardens sized from small to large, this year’s gardens will dazzle your eyes and stimulate your imagination.

    The tour features local artisans selling their hand-crafted art. Watch artists create paintings of the gardens and purchase cherished take-home treasures.

    Garden Descriptions

    In exchange for working a morning or afternoon shift,
    volunteers receive free entry to the gardens.


    Before purchasing your tickets, please read the text below. 
    • Tour hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Ticket sales are limited this year. All tickets must be purchased in advance. 
    • Garden addresses and a map to the gardens will be emailed to registrants by Friday, April 26.
    • This is a self-guided tour and is at your own pace
    • No pets or strollers are allowed in the gardens
    • Gardens are not disabled accessible
    • All ticket sales are final
    • Tour is held rain or shine

Past Tours

Sat, April 07, 2018 2018 Spring Garden Tour
Sun, March 18, 2018 Stars of La La Land: The Gottlieb Native Garden and Getty Center
Sat, April 08, 2017 2017 Spring Garden Tour
Wed, April 20, 2016 A Day at the Huntington
Sat, April 02, 2016 2016 Spring Garden Tour
Sun, March 13, 2016 Gardens of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Sat, April 11, 2015 2015 Spring Garden Tour
Sat, April 05, 2014 2014 Spring Garden Tour
Fri, March 28, 2014 Bus Tour - Sherman Gardens & Roger's Garden
Sat, April 06, 2013 2013 Spring Garden Tour
Sat, February 23, 2013 A Day at the Huntington
Thu, May 17, 2012 Gardens of the Bay Area Tour
Fri, April 27, 2012 Rancho La Puerta
Sat, March 31, 2012 Spring Garden Tour

As a affliate society of the Pacific Horticulture Society, SDHS members are welcome to participate in their exciting tours and events. Pacific Horticulture Tours

Our Mission To inspire and educate the people of San Diego County to grow and enjoy plants, and to create beautiful, environmentally responsible gardens and landscapes.

Our Vision To champion regionally appropriate horticulture in San Diego County.


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