La Jolla homes are some of the most beautiful and expensive in the United States, and it’s not surprising that many visitors to San Diego would like to take a peek at them. Unfortunately, the most intriging houses are surrounded by view-obstructing walls and hedges. La Jolla’s Grand Homes – A Look Inside:
However, once a year – this time it’s Saturday, May 14 – the Secret Garden Tour of Old La Jolla provides an opportunity for guests to enter the gardens and wander over the grounds of private residences that are otherwise off-limits.
The event is sponsored by the La Jolla Historical Society and tickets are still available via the website or by calling 858-459-5335 ext. 5. The self-guided tour begins at 10am and costs $40 for members and $50 for non-members.
The five houses are located in various areas in our community – ranging from Bird Rock to La Jolla Farms – so participants will have a chance to tour gardens surrounding historic homes, newer architectural wonders, and formal estates. Some have ocean views, others offer innovative outdoor entertaining areas, and one has a long winding drive paved with cobbles relocated from an historic Philadelphia street.
In conjunction with the Secret Garden Tour, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is offering a “Bountiful Botanicals Package” that includes waived resort fee, complimentary valet parking, 20% discount in all restaurants, complimentary valet parking, and 20% discount at the spa for only $169 per night.
This is a great time to be in La Jolla and this event has all the makings of a perfect girlfriends getaway.
Image: Table setting in oceanfront garden included on 2010 Secret Garden Tour of Old La Jolla.
Photo credit: ADAMS / HANSEN STOCK PHOTOS