Now in its 21st year, the Clairemont Garden Tour remains one of the most popular events in the Clairemont community. The event showcases beautiful private gardens throughout the Clairemont community, made up of the unique neighborhoods of Clairemont, Bay Ho, and Bay Park. This year’s tour will be held on Saturday May 6, 2017, from 10am until 4pm.
The self-guided tour includes a dozen or so gardens, each one unique. You’ll see gardens that are beautifully ornamental, with charming water features, gathering spaces, koi ponds, etc. There will also be gardens that feature succulents, Native California plants, drought tolerant/water wise plants and rain capturing, edibles and more. Clairemont’s unique terrain includes many canyons, which make for some very special gardens. With our current drought conditions, it’s great to see how gardens can be water-wise and still very attractive, using color, rocks and boulders and efficient irrigation systems.
Many of the gardens will feature special guest experts on a variety of topics, such as fruit trees, bees, composting, rainwater harvesting, pest control, even representatives from San Diego Master Gardeners. And you’ll find garden décor for sale, and a couple of gourmet food trucks so you won’t go hungry!
Come be surprised and delighted by the incredible gardens that Clairemont residents have created. You’ll be inspired and helped in creating the garden of your dreams! Who would know about these hidden gems if the Clairemont Garden Tour didn’t find them and invite you to experience the creativity of your neighbors?!
There are many garden tours around San Diego, with many professionally landscaped gardens. One of the unique charms of the Clairemont tour is that many here are owner-designed and maintained. You’ll see that a little research and effort can result in a garden you can be proud of, without necessarily paying a lot to have someone else do it for you. You will be impressed at the vision and execution of our Clairemont residents.
Buy your tickets starting April 1 online here, and pick up your program/map and wristband on Friday May 5 or Saturday May 6 at the locations listed in the “tickets” section.
Adult Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 on May 5 and 6 at retail locations only.
Senior Tickets (55+): $15 in advance, $20 on May 5 and 6 at retail locations.
Children 12 and under: Free
See you there!
About the Clairemont Town Council
Our board members represent a broad cross-section of Clairemont who are all volunteers committed to keeping Clairemont great.
Proceeds from the Garden Tour go directly back into our community, funding many community activities and organizations, including those listed below.