DATE: Saturday, May 19, 2012
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Point Loma, San Diego
DAY of EVENT: Ticket sales; maps; inquiries – 3595 Talbot Street (near Canon Street) Westminster Presbyterian Church (parking lot)
Before Event: SD Floral Assoc. 619-232-5762 or sdfloral.org (paypal)
COST: $20 / $25 Day of Events ADVANCE On sale from April 1, 2012
On Saturday, May 19, 2012, the San Diego Floral Association again presents its garden tour with a difference. The annual event includes gardens with historic roots: gardens surrounding older homes, gardens of noted San Diegans, gardens of famous designers, and gardens with majestic trees in full maturity. Monies go to ongoing projects and scholarships
This year the Floral Association returns to Point Loma to celebrate the centenary of Rosecroft, with its Italianate mansion designed by noted architect Emmor Brooke Weaver for the Alfred D. Robinson family in 1912. Robinson was a begonia breeder, a founder of the San Diego Floral Association and the long-time editor of its magazine, California Garden. He was a civic activist and the inspiration for the Botanical Building that graces Balboa Park today.
In addition to its gardens, the Rosecroft Estate will open some of its public rooms for viewing on the day of the tour. Five other Point Loma gardens will be on the tour, including exquisite examples of California Japanese-style gardens. Garden shopping tops off the day. Look for creative arts and crafts in the boutique marketplace and find your own garden treasures at a well-stocked plant sale sponsored by the Point Loma Garden Club.
Rosecroft Revisited: Historic Gardens of Point Loma
TICKETS: Purchase at:
Green Gardens Nursery (Pacific Beach)
Kniffing Discount Nurseries (El Cajon)
Mission Hills Nursery (San Diego)
Walter Andersen Nursery (San Diego and Poway)
Weidner’s Gardens (Encinitas)