Garden Walk set to woo lovers of Peninsula’s exquisite home beauty
by DAVE SCHWAB
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Participants take in the sights of Peninsula homes and gardens during a previous Point Loma Garden Walk, sponsored by the Dana Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital. 
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Participants take in the sights of Peninsula homes and gardens during a previous Point Loma Garden Walk, sponsored by the Dana Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital. Courtesy photo
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The 13th annual Point Loma Garden Walk will again showcase eight gorgeous Peninsula home gardens to raise money to support the Dana Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary. The event will be held in Roseville, the oldest settled part of Point Loma, on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This year’s walk spotlights the select home gardens — some with interior tours — and includes a popular Garden Boutique and Dana Diamond Tour, as well as featuring a private shuttle to the gardens with lunch in a home not on the regular tour.  

“The Garden Walk is San Diego’s most beautiful way to support Rady Children’s Hospital,” said Pam Caldwell, chairwoman of Dana Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary.

“The tour features family-friendly gardens, traditional gardens, a lush and colorful succulent garden, homes that have maximized their bay and city views and homes whose gardens join seamlessly with the interior rooms,” she said.

Proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital’s Craniofacial Department, which diagnoses and treats complex disorders of the face and skull that can be caused by birth defect, trauma or disease.  

The nature of the facial disorders often requires long-term treatment. A multi-disciplinary team approach enables highly complex surgeries to be performed. Team members include surgeons, geneticists, ophthalmologists, orthodontists, pediatric dentists, speech pathologists, social services, psychologists and audiologists. 

Proceeds from the Garden Walk will assist patients who require multiple interventions, team visits to help with feeding, social services, parent education and medical management. In the past, specialized plastic surgery and microsurgical instruments have also been funded.

The homes and gardens on the Point Loma Garden Walk reflect how gardening has changed over the last 13 years.  

“Gardens are no longer separate spaces but important living areas of the home,” said Caldwell. “Today’s gardeners have an amazing variety in plant selection and hardscapes are as important as plantings.”

The annual garden tour draws local support from the Point Loma Optimist Club,  Point Loma Rotary Club, Girl Scout Troop  4081 and the Point Loma Artists Association, as well as local businesses who sell tickets and advertise in a map/brochure.   

Baron’s Marketplace and Stumps provide complimentary water for garden walkers.  

Roseville is named for its developer, San Diego pioneer Louis Rose, who bought the area in 1866, laid out streets and built a wharf and a hotel.

Many Portugeuse fishermen and fishing boat owners settled in the area and it is still the focus of San Diego’s large Portuguese community.

To purchase $25 garden tour tickets online, visit www.pointlomagarden-walk.com.

Tickets can also be purchased at Ace Hardware-Liberty Station, Armstrong Center-West Morena, Cedros Garden Nursery in Solana Beach, Green Gardens Nursery in Pacific Beach, Mission Hills Nursery on Fort Stockton Drive, Pacific Sothey’s-Point Loma and at Walter Anderson’s Nursery in Point Loma.

Exchange tickets for a garden map on the day of the event at 3449 Addison St.

For more information, call (619) 224-6494.
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