Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla offers peek into botanical gems

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For many adults, the favorite on the La Jolla Historical Society’s 16th annual Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla on May 17, 2014 was the grand estate garden on Ludington Place. The repeat tour of this lovely home showcased refurbished landscaping by local La Jolla landscape architect Todd Fry. For kids, the home on La Jolla Scenic Drive South was a show stopper. From the traditional Japanese garden entrance to the baseball diamond, tennis court, tree house and chicken coop, this 3.5-acre property featured something for everyone.

On the self-guided tour, participants visited each location — only revealed to them the day of the event via a map — in any order. They could stay for as long as they like at each garden. An artist was stationed at each garden, painting the scenery before them. In some cases, there were musicians playing as well. Tickets for the self-guided tours were $50 per person with proceeds benefitting the La Jolla Historical Society.

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