The Gardener’s Marketplace is the heart of the Encinitas Garden Festival & Tour. It is free and open to the pub­lic from 10 am to 4:30 pm.

Arrive at the Marketplace to begin your day. Tour goers head to the registration booths to pick up their wristbands and tour maps before they set off on foot to visit the gardens.

In the Marketplace, shoppers browse the many vendors for cool plants, interesting tools, gardening books, beautiful artwork and much more while speakers talk about all kinds of gardening topics.

The Marketplace is also lunchtime central, thanks to our wonderful food vendors.

To reach the Marketplace, please ride the free dou­ble decker bus from the park­ing lot. Buses start running at 9:45 am. The last bus leaves the Marketplace to return to the parking lot at 4:45 pm.