By John Beaudry.
This year’s tour, The Magic of La Mesa, will offer a stunning group of gardens, ranging from an ultra-contemporary movie set to a plant collector’s paradise. The 2019 tour features both gardens high on the hills of Mount Helix and gardens in hidden valleys complete with rivers, waterfalls, custom art and more. In last month’s newsletter, we told you about John Beaudry’s Food Forest. Cesar Villota’s garden, recently featured in San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles, is also on the tour this year.This garden is stuffed with over 80 varieties of hibiscus along with colorful wisteria, bougainvillea, and camellias, accompanied by epiphyllums that scramble amid the shade of the palms.With over three hundred species, this garden is a plant collector’s dream.
Our self-guided tour of exciting plants, found and collected art, and unique hardscape solutions will be sure to inspire you. The creative ways these gardens display their plants, and the techniques the owners have used to transform challenging terrain into comfortable garden spaces, will give you multiple new ideas to try out in your own landscape. With a variety of styles and tastes, and sized from large to small, this year’s gardens will dazzle your eyes and stimulate your senses. As always, our tour will also feature local artisans who will be selling their hand-crafted art. Watch artists as they paint their garden surroundings and purchase take-home gifts that will last a lifetime.
Be sure to join us on April 27 for this outstanding tour.