Garden Tours

2017 GARDEN TOURS!

Saturday, April 8 California Native Plant Society Garden Tour, Orange County Chapter Take a self-guided tour of 20 gardens that feature water-conserving California native plants. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Various locations. Receive free tickets and guidebooks by emailing gardentour@occnps.org. More info online at occnps.org

Thursday, April 13 80th annual Fiesta of Flowers showThe Woman’s Club of Orange presents plants, flower arrangements and vendor booths, with all proceeds benefiting various Woman’s Club charities. Noon-4 p.m. Free. 121 S. Center St., Orange. 714-605-3753 or orangewc.com

Saturday, April 22 Sherman Library & Gardens 21st annual Private Gardens Tour Stroll through several private gardens in Newport Beach and Corona del Mar while enjoying art and live music. Optional shuttle service ($45) is available by reservation. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $50 for Friends of the Gardens, $60 for non-members. Various locations. 949-673-2261 or slgardens.org

Saturday, April 22- Sunday, April 23 Green Scene Plant & Garden ExpoView specialty plants direct from growers, handcrafted art, pottery, plein air painting and more. Event includes a food court and beer garden. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $8. Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Road, Fullerton. 657-278-4798 or fullertonarboretum.org

Saturday, April 22- Monday, April 24 California Wildflower Show See a collection of native wildflowers collected from sites throughout Southern California and experience the garden in full bloom. Activities include a wildflower scavenger hunt and a “Field of Flowers” community mural. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Adults, $8; seniors/students, $6; kids ages 3-12, $4. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens,1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. 909-625-8767 or rsabg.org

Saturday April 22- Sunday, May 14 Bonsai Exhibit at Fullerton ArboretumSee bonsai plants from the Orange Empire Bonsai Society, the Orange County Bonsai Society, Kofu Bonsai Kai and the Viet Bonsai Today Society. Enjoy a bonsai demonstration each Saturday at 11 a.m. Exhibit open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. $5. 1900 Associated Road, Fullerton. 657-278-3407 or fullertonarboretum.org

Sunday, April 23 Art in the Garden Tour Home garden displays will also feature artwork. Light refreshments will be available. Noon-4 p.m. $10. La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. 562-941-4116 or acolm.org

Saturday, April 29 Fountain Valley Friends of the LibraryFeaturing home and garden items and plants for sale. 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. 17635 Los Alamos Street, Fountain Valley. 714-968-9296 or friendsoffvlibrary.com

Saturday, April 29 Fallbrook Garden Club TourVisit seven beautiful gardens in the Fallbrook area and check out the plant sale and vendors at the Fallbrook Historical Society Museum. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the tour. 260 Rocky Crest, Fallbrook. fallbrookgardenclub.org

Saturday, April 29- Sunday, April 30 Floral Park Home Tour Visit vintage homes from the 1920s to the 1950s as well as gardens. Guests can also enjoy a classic car display, food, drink and an antique and collectibles sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $30 in advance, $35 on the day of the tour. Corner of Victoria Drive and Santa Clara Avenue, Santa Ana. 714-673-5137 or floralpark.com

Sunday, April 30 Fullerton Beautiful Open Gardens Tour Visit a range of gardens, from an Asian-themed space to a pottery and succulent garden to a grass-free garden. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $15. Maps can be purchased at the Fullerton College Horticultural Department. 321 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton. fullertonbeautiful.org

Friday, May 5 Laguna Beach Garden Club Gate & Garden TourThis year’s walking tour includes gardens in Laguna Village. Enjoy tacos and margaritas, plein air art and craft displays. Also featuring agave plants for sale and a raffle. 11 a.m-4 p.m. $45 in advance, $50 at the door. Tour starts at Arabella Laguna, 506 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach. lagunabeachgardenclub.org

Saturday, May 6 Tustin Area Historical Society’s 21st Annual Promenade Home and Garden Tour See how vintage Tustin homes and gardens have been made into modern-day living spaces. Activities include Maypole dancing, live music, vintage vehicles, a horse-drawn trolley, a quilt show and more. 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tustin Area Museum, 395 El Camino Real, Tustin; 714-731-5701 or tustinhistory.com

Saturday, May 6- Sunday, May 7 Eco Garden Expo Attend workshops on landscaping and view plants and crafts. Times and schedule to be announced. Los Rios Park, 31790 Paseo Adelanto, San Juan Capistrano. goinnative.net

Mary Lou Heard Memorial Garden Tour Visit 42 gardens, from Long Beach to Capistrano Beach. No tickets or admission fee required, but donations accepted for The Sheepfold, an organization providing shelter to women and children. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Various locations. 714-269-9375 or heardsgardentour.com MY GARDEN IS ON THIS TOUR!

Sunday, May 7 Steel Magnolias Long Beach Home Design Tour View the luxury homes and gardens of four estates on this self-guided tour. Begins at Coldwell Banker Coastal Alliance. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $65. 1650 Ximeno Ave., Long Beach. 562-331-8007 or thesteelmagnolias.org

Saturday, May 7, 2016 Venice Home and Garden tour venicegardentour.org

Saturday, May 13  Open Garden Day in West Floral Park and Jack Fisher Park Tour several gardens while enjoying talks and demonstrations by garden experts, a display of vintage cars, boutique vendors and gourmet food trucks. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $15-20. Tickets available at the corner of Santa Clara and Westwood avenues or Riviera and Westwood avenues. 714-836-9777 or opengardenday.com

Saturday, May 13  Lake Forest Garden Club’s annual Plant Sale and Garden Boutique Purchase floral arrangements, plant baskets and potted plants, and browse boutique treasures. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 22921 Ridge Route, Lake Forest. lakeforestgardenclub.net

Sunday, May 15, 2016 Rossmoor Woman’s Club Outdoor Living and Garden Tour 10am-4pm  Tickets are $10 go to rossmoorwomansclub.com for more info

Thursday, May 18 20th annual Newport Harbor High School Home and Garden TourThis tour of several homes near Newport Harbor High School features a morning reception at Balboa Bay Resort, lunch by Mendocino Farms at the Newport Theatre Arts Center and an afternoon reception at Barclay Butera Interiors. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Various locations. $85-$95. newportharborhometour.com

Friday, May 19- Saturday, May 20 Anaheim Garden Club Flower Show and Plant Sale This event, “90 Years and Still Growing,” features flowers and other plants for sale and includes a boutique and opportunity baskets. 1-4 p.m. May 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 20. Free. 1000 S. State College Blvd., Anaheim. 714-528-1315 or email sues915garden@hotmail.com

Saturday, May 20 San Clemente Garden Club Tour This self-guided tour showcases gardens along the coast. Enjoy a variety of garden styles, plant materials and hardscapes. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Various locations. $30 in advance, $35 on the day of the tour. 949-492-5518 or sanclementegardenclub.com

Placentia Home and Garden Show and Tour The Placentia Founders Society presents a walk-through of the15-room 1902 Queen Anne-style Bradford House mansion. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $10. 136 Palm Circle, Placentia. 714-993-2470 or bradfordhouse.info

Sunday, May 21  Rossmoor Woman’s Club annual Outdoor Living and Garden Tour Visit five gardens, an outdoor store and the Friendship Garden at Rush Park. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10. 3021 Blume Drive, Rossmoor. 562-810-7139 or rossmoorwomansclub.com

 The Garden Conservancy Open Days gardenconservancy.org
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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