California Native Plant Society-San Diego GARDEN TOUR 2018
Saturday & Sunday, April 14th & 15th
"Native Gardens for Beauty and Sustainability"
Join us on the 6th Annual CNPS-San Diego Native Garden Tour, held in North County including the areas of Encinitas, Cardiff, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos and Escondido. We are featuring 17 residential gardens and several non-residential and public gardens. Spend a day or two exploring some lovely neighborhoods and backcountry areas. We have a great variety of lovely gardens including features such as gardening on slopes, dry streambeds, bioswales, water catchment, charming water features, bridges, garden art, striking sculptures and more.
Tour these gardens while keeping in mind the concept of native plant benefits and learn more about their great value and importance in being sustainable. If we take care of our environment, it takes care of us. And we can start to accomplish this right in our own backyard! Get inspired. See what's out there, take in unique plantings, garden art, tranquility and lots of beauty.
The Tour includes admission to 21 private gardens, each staffed by knowledgeable volunteer docents and homeowners. An additional 12 public and commercial gardens are available as stops on the Tour.
As an additional bonus, we are featuring Sky Mountain Permaculture, a seven acre post-fire water harvesting demonstration site. The property showcases many permaculture features, including bioswales, other water harvesting examples, an earthen dome, a food forest zone, a shade structure created by a repurposed satellite dish, a babbling brook near a reclaimed wood bench sitting circle and more. You can participate in a one hour tour either on Saturday or Sunday in the morning or afternoon. This special opportunity will be an additional $10. The Sky Mountain Guided Tour is ONLY available if you purchase a Garden Tour ticket. Tickets will be available in advance of the tour and will likely sell out quickly, so if you want to participate in this great learning opportunity and adventure, buy your tickets early.
Garden Tour Online: $25 includes admission on both days (children under 18 admitted for free)
Garden Tour Door Tickets: $30 Purchase at any of 3 check-in gardens - Lux Art Institute, 1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas or 'Surrounded by Natives', 10330 Tioga Lake Dr, Escondido, or California State University San Marcos, 900 Campus View Dr., San Marcos (between University Student Union and Kellogg Library). Includes admission on both days (children under 18 admitted for free).
SPECIAL OFFER 'Carpool 4-Pack': $80 for 4 General Admission Tickets, a savings of twenty dollars. Ride together or give separate tickets to your friends and family to attend the tour on their own. Purchase by April 5. All 4 ticket-programs will be mailed to the purchaser's address.
Sky Mountain Permaculture Guided Tour: $10 additional per ticket, buy for time and date (Saturday 11am & 1:30pm, Sunday 11am & 1:30pm), choose time and date carefully since these can not be switched to another time and date. The Sky Mountain Preserve Tour is ONLY available if you purchase a Garden Tour ticket.
NOTE: All ticket orders received before Friday, April 6 will have tour guide booklets mailed to your provided home address. These booklets serve as your ticket to the tour. If you order multiple tickets, multiple booklets will be sent to that address. Orders placed after April 6 will require pick up at one of two check-in points on the tour.
Sky Mountain tickets will be on a will call list for check in at the Sky Mountain garden.
Details may change without notice. This is a rain or shine event. Tickets are not refundable but are transferable to another person.
Lux Art Institute (check in) (View)
1550 South El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|