14th Annual Portola Garden Tour (COVID 19 Edition)
The Portola Neighborhood | San Francisco, CA
Sidewalk planters, tree basins, street parks, front yards and Portolans’ creativity will be on display at this year’s 14th Annual Portola Garden Tour – COVID 19 Edition. Mask up, stay 6′ apart, get out doors and enjoy San Francisco’s Garden District on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tickets are free in this challenging year. Time limit of 15 minutes per garden
Since 2007, the tour has been an annual self-guided walk through private and public gardens in the Portola neighborhood. As with everything else, this year will be different. There will be mini-gardens, decorated tree basins, sidewalk landscaping, overflowing planted containers – all green and beautiful and visible from the street.
“Neighbors are being extraordinarily creative,” said tour founder/organizer Ruth Wallace. “They’re filling planters, decorating their front stoops and planting sidewalk gardens like never before! They’re also starved for entertainment and looking forward to seeing their friends and neighbors, even if they’re six feet away.”
The goal is to enjoy the Portola, stay safe, see wonderful front yard gardens, get a little exercise and enjoy San Francisco’s Garden District’s autumnal beauty. Here’s how:
– All gardens are accessible from the street and visible for walking, bicycling or drive by viewing.
– Participants must wear masks.
– No gatherings of more than ten people at one stop.
– Hand sanitizers and masks available.
Date: Saturday, September 26
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Place: The Portola Neighborhood – Just north of McLaren Park, south of Bernal Heights
Itinerary: On Sat. Sept. 19, the location of more than 20 community and private gardens will be listed at https://facebook.com/portolagardentour/ and http://portolagardentour.com/
Cost: Free, but donations are encouraged.