April 20, 2014 was a blustery, beautiful day and participants enjoyed visiting 24 private gardens and 3 school gardens in a wonderful and walkable neighborhood of Encinitas. The day long festival included a Gardener’s Marketplace that served as the event’s central hub. Marketplace vendors offered unusual plants, vegetable seedlings, garden art, food, beverages and more. Exhibitors […]
View galleries featuring beautiful photos taken during our garden tours.
The eighth annual Encinitas Garden Festival and Tour, featuring a self-guided walking tour of more than 18 private gardens in the serene and close-knit neighborhood of Val Sereno in Olivenhain was a wonderful success. Residents opened their
The 2012 Encinitas Garden Festival & Tour was visited by many local families as the nucleus of the event was Capri Elementary School and they show-cased their outdoor learning classroom. There was abundant garden joy as guests visited eclectic home gardens, artist’s studios, and lush tropical landscapes. The MarketPlace was buzzing with wonderful garden wares, […]
The 2011 Encinitas Garden Festival & Tour had the largest attendance ever. Mother Nature obliged tour goers with a lovely, warm day softened by cool ocean breezes. The 2011 Gardener’s Marketplace was held in a private meadow along tree-lined Crest Drive, the scenic country road with western views to the beach and eastern views to […]
The 2010 Encinitas Garden Festival & Tour visited a lovely corner of Leucadia, once known as “avocado acres.” Today, instead of avocados, it sprouts artists and musicians, many of whose participation in the festival lent an air of “country fair” to the day. The Gardener’s Marketplace was held in Orpheus Park, a neighborhood park in the […]
The 2009 Encinitas Garden Festival & Tour highlighted the wonderful beach community of Cardiff-by-the-Sea. The Marketplace was located at Cardiff Elementary School with its thriving school garden. From there, tour goers set out on foot to visit mostly small and very personal gardens spread out over Cardiff’s winding and hilly neighborhoods. It was a challenging […]
In 2008, the Encinitas Garden Festival & Tour visited Olivenhain, where properties are a little larger, and residents enjoy an inland microclimate cooled by ocean breezes coming up the river valley. The Marketplace was held on the grounds of the historic Olivenhain Meeting Hall, built around 1895, by the community’s original German settlers. Tour goers […]