San Diego Floral Association
SDFA’s Annual Historic Garden Tour
Canyon Rims and Valley Views: Gardens of University Heights
Join San Diego Floral Association on May 17, 2014, (the weekend after Mother’s Day) for a delightful day of gardens, history and discovery in University Heights.
SDFA’s annual “garden tour with a difference” ventures into this distinctive San Diego neighborhood as it celebrates its 125th anniversary. Anchored by a charming business district along Park Boulevard and Adams Avenue, the neighborhood is full of carefully tended historic homes representing every architectural style of the past century.
One of San Diego’s oldest communities, University Heights spreads across a mesa overlooking Mission Valley. It was home to the famed Mission Cliff Gardens, an ostrich farm, an experiment with silkworm production and a State Normal School. A neighborhood sign in the shape of a trolley car celebrates the area’s history as a destination for the trolley line running from downtown San Diego.
$20 Advance Purchase
Tour eight gardens 10 am – 4 pm
Shop at the garden marketplace
Free tote bags to first 300 ticket holders
Also on Sale at the following plant nurseries
City Farmers Nursery – San Diego
Mission Hills Nursery – San Diego
Walter Andersen Nursery – San Diego and Poway
Weidner’s Gardens – Encinitas
DAY OF TOUR Tickets
$25 on May 17 - will call – marketplace - guidebooks - map
OLD TROLLEY BARN PARK (1998 Adams Ave. at Florida St.)
Mission: To promote the knowledge and appreciation of horticulture and floriculture in the San Diego region.