Gardens

View galleries featuring beautiful photos taken during our garden tours.

2014 Melba Drive

Succulents

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 […]

2013 Val Sereno, Olivenhain

Garden photo poppies

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

2012 Northeast Leucadia

Succulents Galore

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, […]

2011 Crest Drive

Birdbath

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 […]

2010 South Leucadia

Orpheus Park, Leucadia

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 […]

2009 Cardiff

succulent planter

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 […]

2008 Olivenhain Gardens

Olivenhain Garden

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 […]