This two-day self-guided journey explores more than 30 of the region’s most beautiful and inspiring private and public landscapes, including the Santa Monica Conservancy’s Shotgun House garden, which will be featured on Saturday, April 14.
All gardens on this tour contain at least 50% native plants. Each garden is a labor of love, a place created in harmony with southern California’s climate, soil, natural vegetation and native wildlife.
The gardens are divided into two groups: one open Saturday and the other open Sunday. At each location, you’ll meet garden owners, designers and docents. Use the descriptions and icons on this site to plan your personalized excursion, choosing 4-7 gardens to visit each day at a leisurely pace.
Tickets are purchased on-site and good for both days at specific check-in locations. For more details about ticketing and a map of all garden locations, click here.
The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants, a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1960, re-wilds Southern California by bringing native plants back into our cities, creating habitat that supports local ecosystems, and helping people embrace our shared natural heritage.