Portola Garden Tour: See SF’s Hidden Gardens | 2017
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See the hidden gardens of San Francisco’s Garden District. Once home to flower-growing enterprises and farms, The Portola is known as San Francisco’s Garden District.
The garden tour is a self-guided walk through private and public gardens in the sunny Portola neighborhood in San Francisco’s southeastern quadrant. It’s also a fundraiser for City College horticulture students.
2017 Portola Garden Tour
September 30, 2017 | 9:30am to 4pm
FREE but $5 donation per garden is appreciated.
List of Participating Gardens for 2017 | Hours for each garden varies
Participants will learn about what plants thrive in San Francisco, how to make even small spaces outstanding, ideas for decks and patios and fun landscaping tips — and get inspired to work on their own back yard. It’s a wonderful community building experience as neighbors open their yards to scores of tour participants.
This year the tour features a community “after-party” at local brewery Ferment, Drink, Repeat on San Bruno Avenue. Neighborhood Portola gardeners have been growing hops and will celebrate and taste the truly locally-made brew at the close of the tour.
The Portola Garden Tour began in 2007 as a fundraiser for the Portola Branch Library at Goettingen and Bacon streets. When the library opened in 2009, the community decided to continue the popular event as a fundraiser, and created The Portola Garden Scholarship at City College San Francisco for Environmental Horticulture and Floristry Department students. The first scholarship was awarded in 2010 and to date, 17 scholarships and three work projects in The Portola have been awarded to City College students.