Garden Tours in San Diego County continue on in May. Here is a list of what is happening around the county.
May 3-5 -“Nature’s Palette” — 16th Annual Sage & Songbirds Garden Tour & Festival
Explore five Alpine-area gardens teeming with winged wildlife, plus a raptor rehabilitation facility and a “place-of-worship” garden. Habitat plants and pottery on sale in one of the gardens. Concurrent with festival May 4-5 at Viejas Outlets with butterfly releases at 2 p.m. both days.
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Tickets: $20 ($15 if purchased by April 1) Info: www.chirp.org
May 4 -17th Annual Clairemont Garden Tour
Tour a dozen gardens ranging from tropical to succulent, all located in San Diego’s Clairemont, Bay Park and Bay Ho neighborhoods.
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets: $15 ($12 in advance), $10 for seniors, free for kids under 10. Info: www.ClairemontOnline.com
May 11 -“Something for Everyone” — 15th Annual Mission Hills Garden Walk
Ten gardens on this 2½-mile walking tour surround historic cottages and large estates. Artists and musicians in residence in many gardens.
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets: $30 ($25 in advance); children under 12, free. Info: www.missionhillsgardenclub.org
May 11 – 18th Annual Fallbrook AAUW Country Garden Tour of Fallbrook
Tropical, water-wise and succulent gardens are featured. Complimentary refreshments at the tour start, Palomares House, 1815 S. Stage Coach Lane, Fallbrook
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets: $25 ($20 in advance) Info: www.aauwfallbrookca.org
May 18 -15th Annual Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla
La Jolla Farms and Muirlands gardens are among the six on this tour that keeps details secret until event day. Artists, musicians and designer tabletop displays in each garden. New this year is a garden boutique with plants, art and gourmet farm products.
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tickets: In advance of April 15, $50 ($40 for members of La Jolla Historical Society, tour sponsors); $150 ($140 for LJHS members) for Platinum Tour with brunch, transportation and additional garden stop. After April 14, tickets are $60 ($175 for Platinum Tour).
May 18 – “Eastern Prospects” — San Diego Floral Association Historic Garden Tour
Eight gardens in the historic neighborhoods of Burlingame and North Park will be showcased. Garden marketplace.
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 on event day. Purchase begins in late April. Info: www.sdfloral.org
May 19 – Seventh Annual Loma Portal Home & Garden Tour
Six homes and gardens spotlight historical restoration, outdoor entertaining and xeriscape landscaping. Craft fair and opportunity drawing at Loma Portal Elementary School, start of the tour and its beneficiary.
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets: $25 ($20 in advance) Info: www.lomaportalelementary.com