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.