The Portola Garden Tour

September 30th, 2023 10am-3pm

An annual tour of the gardens of southeast San Francisco.

Starting August 1st, 2023, buy tickets by clicking here.

What to expect

If you purchase a ticket to the tour, you will receive access to gardens and garden related sites, most of them private. On the morning of the tour, you will receive an email with a link to a map identifying all sites on the tour and a little information about each. Or, if you choose, you will be able to pick up a printed map to guide your day.

Each garden is different. A couple of them are postage-stamp sized and are excellent examples of what is possible in a small space. Others demonstrate the power of terracing to capture views and growing areas. Some are examples of native plantings, while others focus primarily on food production. Our tour includes shade-dappled groves and sunny patios and wind caressed hillsides. But, each garden also has something very special: the fingerprints of the gardener or gardeners who keep it.

In short, what to expect on the day of the tour? A whole lot of delightful garden surprises. Enjoy the day.

Starting August 1st, buy tickets by clicking here.

Site links:

Press Page

History and purpose of the tour


Header image by Phillip Hua