Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla 2020 is Cancelled

With the worsening COVID situation in San Diego County, and with our commitment to support public health and government officials in the fight against the pandemic, the La Jolla Historical Society has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Secret Garden Tour . The event, which had been rescheduled from May 16 to August 8, is suspended until further notice.  We will be hosting a Virtual Garden Party on August 22nd at 7:00 pm on Zoom! Please see our Experience Auction still available for purchase until August 28th at 5:00 pm for the close of the auction.

Saturday, August 22

La Jolla Village

., La Jolla, CA 92037
SatAug | 22
Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla 2020 is Cancelled
La Jolla Village
  • SGT Experience Auction
      • Beach Picnic at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

        $100.00
        +$7.99
        Item Amount
        Beach Picnic at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club $100.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $7.99
        Total $107.99
        Details
      • 48
        Remaining
      • Experience a beach picnic on the sand at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club! The winner and five of their friends will be hosted by a La Jolla Historical Society Board member to a picnic dinner with wine on this beautiful private beach in La Jolla Shores. You won’t want to miss out on this special opportunity to enjoy the beauty of a unique and historic destination in La Jolla!

      • A Very Virtual Guided Wine Tasting with Friends

        $100.00
        +$7.99
        Item Amount
        A Very Virtual Guided Wine Tasting with Friends $100.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $7.99
        Total $107.99
        Details
      • 50
        Remaining
      • Enjoy a guided virtual vine tasting via Zoom for you and five friends. This unique experience includes exclusive wines from Napa, Sonoma, and France. The wines are limited editions that will appeal to everyone, whether you are a wine connoisseur, or a casual wine enthusiast. Your virtual wine journey can be customized to meet your preferences and will include food pairing suggestions to enhance the tasting. Wines will be shipped

      • Private Educational Cocktail Class

        $100.00
        +$7.99
        Item Amount
        Private Educational Cocktail Class $100.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $7.99
        Total $107.99
        Details
      • 50
        Remaining
      • Experience a one-hour in-home* private educational cocktail experience! All ingredients, alcohol, and glassware are provided for up to six people. The class will teach you how to make two different seasonal cocktails with step-by-step instructions and take-home recipes for the cocktails. Learn the tricks of the trade to create your own craft cocktails while gaining sustainable, eco-friendly tips. *Within San Diego County.

      • An Intimate Walking Tour of Historic La Jolla

        $75.00
        +$6.24
        Item Amount
        An Intimate Walking Tour of Historic La Jolla $75.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $6.24
        Total $81.24
        Details
      • 50
        Remaining
      • Enjoy a walking tour of famous locations in the village of La Jolla led by historical experts. The winner and five friends will spend two hours viewing significant La Jolla landmarks including early beach cottages and architectural styles from the 1920s. You and your friends will be regaled by unique stories and facts about the people who lived in old La Jolla including Ellen Browning Scripps, Anna Held, Gregory Peck, “Dr. Seuss” and more! You’ll amaze your friends and family with tales of all you have seen and learned!

      • Guided Tour of Balboa Park and Spreckels Organ Pavilion

        $75.00
        +$6.24
        Item Amount
        Guided Tour of Balboa Park and Spreckels Organ Pavilion $75.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $6.24
        Total $81.24
        Details
      • 50
        Remaining
      • Experience a personalized tour of historic Balboa Park and a Behind-the-Scenes tour of the Spreckles Organ Pavilion led by the Executive Director of the Spreckles Organ Society. You and nine of your friends will enjoy a private guided excursion through Balboa Park’s gorgeous gardens and iconic architecture while learning about the unique history of the largest urban cultural park in North America. Don’t miss a chance for a once in a lifetime tour of the largest outdoor pipe organ in the world.

      • Behind the Scenes Tour of San Diego Railroad Museum

        $75.00
        +$6.24
        Item Amount
        Behind the Scenes Tour of San Diego Railroad Museum $75.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $6.24
        Total $81.24
        Details
      • 50
        Remaining
      • Enjoy a Behind the Scenes Tour of the San Diego Model Railroad Museum. You and up to nine of your friends will see over 27,000 square feet of trains, trestles, and tracks located in the heart of Balboa Park. The backstage tour will be led by club volunteers who offer insights into the history, construction, and operation of the layouts which are based upon actual historical prototypes. Whether you are young or young at heart, you will be amazed by this unique and special place.

      • Fabulous Scarf & Necklace

        $25.00
        +$2.74
        Item Amount
        Fabulous Scarf & Necklace $25.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $2.74
        Total $27.74
        Details
      • 50
        Remaining
      • Giselle Scarf in Lemon Squeeze
        In rich silk and cotton modal, J.McLaughlin’s square scarf is elevated in look and feel. Wrap it, knot it, and drape it as a finish to every look. 
        Ethiopian Coptic Cross Necklace
        West African green glass beads, African copal/ amber, Czech Glass. Handmade by Ann Craig.
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  • Artists in the Garden Sales
      • Lemons and mural

        $400.00
        +$28.99
        Item Amount
        Lemons and mural $400.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $28.99
        Total $428.99
        Details
      • Leah Higgins
        Oil and acrylic
        9x12
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      • Stairway to Heaven

        $350.00
        +$25.49
        Item Amount
        Stairway to Heaven $350.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $25.49
        Total $375.49
        Details
      • Sold out
      • Leah Higgins
        Watercolor
        12x14 framed
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      • Fly Away View

        $400.00
        +$28.99
        Item Amount
        Fly Away View $400.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $28.99
        Total $428.99
        Details
      • Jennifer Taylor
        Oil on canvas
        11x14
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      • Terry Hill

        $450.00
        +$32.49
        Item Amount
        Terry Hill $450.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $32.49
        Total $482.49
        Details
      • Laura Wheeler
        Oil on canvas
        11x14

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      • Wisteria House

        $385.00
        +$27.94
        Item Amount
        Wisteria House $385.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $27.94
        Total $412.94
        Details
      • Jennifer Taylor
        Oil on canvas
        11x14


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      • Wisteria Cottage

        $175.00
        +$13.24
        Item Amount
        Wisteria Cottage $175.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $13.24
        Total $188.24
        Details
      • Michelle Gonzalez 
        Watercolor
        16x20


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      • View of the House

        $175.00
        +$13.24
        Item Amount
        View of the House $175.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $13.24
        Total $188.24
        Details
      • Michelle Gonzalez 
        Watercolor
        11x14


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      • Courtyard

        $175.00
        +$13.24
        Item Amount
        Courtyard $175.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $13.24
        Total $188.24
        Details
      • Michelle Gonzalez 
        Watercolor
        16x20

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      • Patio Cat

        $325.00
        +$23.74
        Item Amount
        Patio Cat $325.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $23.74
        Total $348.74
        Details
      • Ralph Kingery   
        Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper
        18" x 12"  


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      • Fern + Fence

        $325.00
        +$23.74
        Item Amount
        Fern + Fence $325.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $23.74
        Total $348.74
        Details
      • Ralph Kingery   
        Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper
        16.6" x 12"



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      • Backyard Dog

        $300.00
        +$21.99
        Item Amount
        Backyard Dog $300.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $21.99
        Total $321.99
        Details
      • Sold out
      • Ralph Kingery  
        Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper
        19" x 13" 



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      • Rose Cascade

        $475.00
        +$34.24
        Item Amount
        Rose Cascade $475.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $34.24
        Total $509.24
        Details
      • Dot Renshaw
        Oil on panel
        12x9




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      • Hidden Tree Chime

        $550.00
        +$39.49
        Item Amount
        Hidden Tree Chime $550.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $39.49
        Total $589.49
        Details
      • Dot Renshaw
        oil on canvas
        12x12





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      • Matilija Poppy III

        $220.00
        +$16.39
        Item Amount
        Matilija Poppy III $220.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $16.39
        Total $236.39
        Details
      • Dot Renshaw
        Oil on panel with silver plain air frame
        8x6






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      • Matilija Poppy IV

        $220.00
        +$16.39
        Item Amount
        Matilija Poppy IV $220.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $16.39
        Total $236.39
        Details
      • Dot Renshaw
        Oil on panel with silver plain air frame
        8x6







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      • Secret Garden at Ludington Place

        $750.00
        +$53.49
        Item Amount
        Secret Garden at Ludington Place $750.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $53.49
        Total $803.49
        Details
      • Court Jones
        Oil on linen panel
        9x12








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      • White Rose at Ludington Place

        $300.00
        +$21.99
        Item Amount
        White Rose at Ludington Place $300.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $21.99
        Total $321.99
        Details
      • Court Jones
        Oil on linen panel
        8x10







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      • Torrey Pines (Jane's Garden)

        $75.00
        +$6.24
        Item Amount
        Torrey Pines (Jane's Garden) $75.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $6.24
        Total $81.24
        Details
      • Tasha Block
        Oil on canvas
        11x14.

      • Camellias (Jane's Garden)

        $145.00
        +$11.14
        Item Amount
        Camellias (Jane's Garden) $145.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $11.14
        Total $156.14
        Details
      • Tasha Block
        Oil on canvas
        11x14

      • La Jolla Sights

        $250.00
        +$18.49
        Item Amount
        La Jolla Sights $250.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $18.49
        Total $268.49
        Details
      • Edward Juarez
        Oil on canvas
        8x10

      • Coral Pond

        $750.00
        +$53.49
        Item Amount
        Coral Pond $750.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $53.49
        Total $803.49
        Details
      • Edward Juarez
        Oil on canvas
        24x17

      • Garden Moment on Waverly Street

        $425.00
        +$30.74
        Item Amount
        Garden Moment on Waverly Street $425.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $30.74
        Total $455.74
        Details
      • Toni Williams
        Oil on canvas
        16x20

      • Redwood Hollow Cottage

        $400.00
        +$28.99
        Item Amount
        Redwood Hollow Cottage $400.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $28.99
        Total $428.99
        Details
      • Toni Williams
        Oil on canvas
        14x11

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Secret Garden Tour

With the worsening COVID situation in San Diego County, and with the health and safety of the public as top priority, the La Jolla Historical Society has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Secret Garden Tour.  The event, which had been rescheduled from May 16 to August 8, is suspended until further notice.

We are in the works on planning an exciting Virtual Garden Party on August 22!  Join us for this new online experience as the Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla goes virtual. Although we won't be able to physically meet in the gardens this year, please plan to be part of this fun and interactive online event on August 22nd at 7:00pm on Zoom. More details to come!


Experience Auction

Bid on once in a lifetime experiences and support La Jolla Historical Society!  These unique experiences range from behind the scenes tours of local treasures to culinary experiences you will not find elsewhere. All these exclusive experiences can be redeemed for up to twelve months from the purchase date on a mutually agreed upon date. And it is so easy! You can bid on one or several experience items by simply purchasing a chance ticket on our website. There are only 50 chances available for each item, so you have a great chance of winning! The auction closes August 28th at 5 pm and winners will be notified by email. 

Beach Picnic at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

Experience a beach picnic on the sand at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club! The winner and five of their friends will be hosted by a La Jolla Historical Society Board member to a picnic dinner with wine on this beautiful private beach in La Jolla Shores. You won’t want to miss out on this special opportunity to enjoy the beauty of a unique and historic destination in La Jolla!


A Very Virtual Guided Wine Tasting with Friends

Enjoy a guided virtual vine tasting via Zoom for you and five friends. This unique experience includes exclusive wines from Napa, Sonoma, and France. The wines are limited editions that will appeal to everyone, whether you are a wine connoisseur, or a casual wine enthusiast. Your virtual wine journey can be customized to meet your preferences and will include food pairing suggestions to enhance the tasting. Wines will be shipped.


Private Educational Cocktail Class

Experience a one-hour in-home* private educational cocktail experience! All ingredients, alcohol, and glassware are provided for up to six people. The class will teach you how to make two different seasonal cocktails with step-by-step instructions and take-home recipes for the cocktails. Learn the tricks of the trade to create your own craft cocktails while gaining sustainable, eco-friendly tips. *Within San Diego County.


An Intimate Walking Tour of Historic La Jolla

Enjoy a walking tour of famous locations in the village of La Jolla led by historical experts. The winner and five friends will spend two hours viewing significant La Jolla landmarks including early beach cottages and architectural styles from the 1920s. You and your friends will be regaled by unique stories and facts about the people who lived in old La Jolla including Ellen Browning Scripps, Anna Held, Gregory Peck, “Dr. Seuss” and more! You’ll amaze your friends and family with tales of all you have seen and learned!


Guided Tour of Balboa Park and Spreckels Organ Pavilion

Experience a personalized tour of historic Balboa Park and a Behind-the-Scenes tour of the Spreckles Organ Pavilion led by the Executive Director of the Spreckles Organ Society. You and nine of your friends will enjoy a private guided excursion through Balboa Park’s gorgeous gardens and iconic architecture while learning about the unique history of the largest urban cultural park in North America. Don’t miss a chance for a once in a lifetime tour of the largest outdoor pipe organ in the world.


Behind the Scenes Tour of San Diego Railroad Museum

Enjoy a Behind the Scenes Tour of the San Diego Model Railroad Museum. You and up to nine of your friends will see over 27,000 square feet of trains, trestles, and tracks located in the heart of Balboa Park. The backstage tour will be led by club volunteers who offer insights into the history, construction, and operation of the layouts which are based upon actual historical prototypes. Whether you are young or young at heart, you will be amazed by this unique and special place.


Fabulous Scarf & Necklace!

Giselle Scarf in Lemon Squeeze

In rich silk and cotton modal, J. McLaughlin's square scarf is elevated in look and feel. Wrap it, knot it, and drape it as a finish to every look.

Ethiopian Coptic Cross Necklace
West African green glass beads, African copal/ amber, Czech Glass. Handmade by Ann Craig.




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