Sep 27

Print this Post

11th Annual Portola Garden District Tour Saturday

It’s that time of the year again.  Get a peek into all the hidden spaces and meet some of your neighbors here in San Francisco’s Garden District.  This year’s event has been simplified so no tickets needed but donations are accepted at each garden site.  All the essential info:

Why: Get a peek into private spaces, meet your neighbors and support a good cause!  Proceeds go to fund a Garden District scholarship fund at City College.

When:  Saturday September 30th, Gardens open at varying timers for viewing, with 10am-2pm being the sweet spot for the most open but please check specific garden times here.  Head over to Ferment Drink Repeat, 2636 San Bruno Ave, for the after party. .

Where:  Tour is self guided, check for addresses by clicking here and use your smart phone map to guide around the neighborhood.

What To Expect:  Check out our past in depth cover with photos of the 2015 tour by clicking here.

All The Details


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.

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2017/09/11th-annual-portola-garden-district-tour-saturday/

1 ping

  1. Backyard To Bar - Portola Gardeners Grow Hops For Local Brew - the portola planet

    […] Beer is on top right now at F.D.R. while it lasts.  It will also be the featured drink at the Portola Garden Tour after party, being held this Saturday at F.D.R. […]

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: