The event featues gardens with historic roots, including those surrounding older homes, gardens of noted San Diegans, those of famous designers and gardens with majestic trees in full maturity.
Funds from the tour go to ongoing community projects and scholarships.
This year, the San Diego Floral Association returns to Point Loma to celebrate the centenary of Rosecroft, with its Italianate mansion designed by noted architect Emmor Brooke Weaver for the Alfred D. Robinson family in 1912.
Robinson was a begonia breeder, a founder of the San Diego Floral Association and the long-time editor of the association’s magazine, California Garden. Robinson was a civic activist and the inspiration for the Botanical Building that graces Balboa Park today.
In addition to the gardens, the Rosecroft Estate will open some of its public rooms for viewing on the day of the tour. Five other Point Loma gardens will be showcased on the tour, including exquisite examples of California Japan-ese-style gardens.
Garden shopping will top off the day, along with creative arts and crafts in the boutique marketplace. Guests can also find their own garden treasures at a well-stocked plant sale sponsored by the Point Loma Garden Club.
The tour takes place from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the event.
For ticket sales and information before the event, call (619) 232-5762, or visit www.sdfloral.org.
On the day of the event, tickets and maps will be available at the parking lot of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3595 Talbot St.
HISTORIC GARDEN TOUR TICKETS
Tickets and maps will be available at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3595 Talbot St. in Point Loma. However, tickets may also be purchased at the following locations:
• Green Gardens Nursery (Pacific Beach)
• Kniffing Discount Nurseries (El Cajon)
• Mission Hills Nursery
• Walter Andersen Nursery (San Diego and Poway)
• Weidner’s Gardens (Encinitas)
Call (619) 232-5762, or visit www.sdfloral.org