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Our 2022 Spring Garden Tour is in the lovely rolling hills of Poway. The name of the beautiful valley of Poway (Pauwai) is derived from the language of the Diegueno and Luiseno tribes who inhabited the area hundreds of years before the Spaniards arrived. In the early 1900’s, it was known for peaches, Muscat grapes, apricots, pears, hay, and alfalfa. Today, Poway is a satellite community of San Diego, that combines homes and high-tech businesses with its more recent rural past.
The Horticultural Society’s early-season tour focuses on plant-rich gardens belonging to people who have been collecting plants for decades. Each garden has its own personal style, from large estates, to succulent gardens, to landscapes of California native plants. The tour also includes an educational school garden with hydroponics, fish, orchard, herbs and veggies and a working teaching kitchen.
Thanks to the hard work of longtime Poway resident and artist and SDHS volunteer extraordinare, Barbara Raub, once again there will be wonderful artists painting in the gardens on this tour. You won't want to miss this special aspect of the event ...
"The San Diego Horticultural Society loves to feature plein air artists in the gardens on our spring tour each year. It is so inspiring to experience a garden through the eyes of an artist as they interpret the garden in a painting which captures that moment in time. Each year, I love to match up artists with the gardens, paying close attention to the personal style of the garden and garden owner, as well as the artistic style and personality of the artist. A good match creates artistic synergy!" - Barbara Raub