Have you ever wished you could tour private La Jolla gardens? If you hurry, you can still get tickets to the Secret Garden Tour of Old La Jolla taking place on May 9. This very popular annual event, sponsored by the La Jolla Historical Society, provides locals and visitors a chance to tour the spring gardens of seven beautiful homes in our community.
If you’ve spent any time in La Jolla, you know that many of the truly grand houses with the most remarkable landscaping are hidden behinds gates and walls – so this self-guided tour presents a unique opportunity.
The location of the gardens isn’t disclosed until the day of the tour – that’s the “secret” part – but they are always stunning.
In addition to manicured trees, flowers, and shrubs, each home will offer live music, colorful table settings, and artists at work capturing the scene on canvas.
To buy tickets, go to the website of the La Jolla Historical Society or call 858-459-5335. Regular tickets are $50 (or $40 for members of the Historical Society). Tickets for the Platinum Tour, which includes shuttle transportation to the gardens, one extra oceanfront garden, and brunch in a historical garden, cost $150 (or $140 for members).