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Upcoming Tours

    • Sat, April 13, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Carlsbad, Leucadia and Encinitas
    • 700

    Save the date!   Ticket sales begin soon.

    The San Diego Horticultural Society has teamed up with the Association of Professional Landscape Designers-San Diego District, to feature the work of some of the best local garden designers! Gardens for the 2024 Spring Garden Tour are located in Carlsbad, Leucadia, and Encinitas.

    The theme for this year’s tour is Sustainable Beauty. Designers have created gardens to support all life; plant life, soil life, insect life, wild life, and human life. Enjoy seeing gardens with elements that exemplify how to support nature and our planet, while bringing more beauty into the landscape. Some of the design elements that you will see are: rainwater capture, native and climate appropriate plants, plants for habitat, efficient irrigation, permeable paving, and the utilization of compost and mulch. Each garden has its own personal style designed to take advantage of unique characteristics of the site to create wonderful living, relaxing and entertaining spaces!


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

    • Tour hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Ticket sales are limited this year. All tickets must be purchased online in advance.
    • Garden addresses and a map to the gardens will be emailed to registrants several days before the tour
    • 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, March 25, 2023 Spring Garden Tour - Pacific Beach to Solana Beach
Sat, March 26, 2022 Spring Garden Tour - Peaks and Valleys of Poway
Sat, April 27, 2019 2019 Spring Garden Tour
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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