2012 Encinitas Garden Festival & Tour

Each year, the Encinitas Garden Festival & Tour vis­its one of the Encinitas’ unique neigh­bor­hoods for a self-guided walk­ing tour On that day, we tour-goers stroll through as many as 25 gar­dens. Because this is a walk­ing tour, vis­i­tors get an up-close view of each neigh­bor­hood, along with a gen­uine feel for its tex­ture and the char­ac­ter of its residents.

The fes­ti­val cel­e­brates all types of gar­dens, and all types of gar­den­ers, with a spe­cial focus on how home­own­ers use their spaces. Every neigh­bor­hood brings its own sur­prises. Gardens range from small and inti­mate to grand and formal.

This year, the fes­ti­val vis­its an hid­den cor­ner of Leucadia where gar­den tourists will stroll through a trop­i­cal oasis filled with rare plants, a pri­vate sanc­tu­ary gar­den with French touches, an his­toric Spanish home and gar­den, a birder’s par­adise of native plants, a canyon side gar­dens with stun­ning views of habi­tat and ocean, sev­eral artists’ gar­dens and much, much more!

Our fes­ti­val also fea­tures a free Gardener’s Marketplace where we offer a unique col­lec­tion of garden-related ven­dors. We fea­ture talks by gar­den experts on top­ics such as back­yard vine­yards, gar­den­ing with natives, chicken gar­den­ing, children’s gar­den­ing and using art in the garden.

We hope our Festival inspires you with ideas for your gar­den, and with an appre­ci­a­tion for com­mu­nity, gar­den­ing, and the hor­ti­cul­tural her­itage of Encinitas.