It’s almost time for The Portola Garden Tour 2012!
Saturday, September 29, 2012 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Come and explore San Francisco’s Garden Distrist at the 6th Annual Portola Garden Tour. You’ll see many gardens of all types hidden in the backyards of the sunny Portola District. All proceeds benefit The Portola Garden District Scholarship at City College of San Francisco (CCSF). The tour is a wholly volunteer event with all monies raised benefiting our scholarship fund.
Follow the tabs at the top of this page to get more information on how to get tickets, this year’s sponsors and get get a preview of some of this year’s gardens.
The tour originated in 2007 as a fundraiser for the new Portola library branch that opened in February of 2009. The tour was so popular and such a great community builder that we decided to continue this annual event with the proceeds funding a scholorship in the Environmental Horticulture and Floristry department at CCSF.
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission featured our garden tour in their monthly newsletter. Their “Yellow House” garden has been featured on the garden tour twice. See the article here: SFPUC-Garden Tour
The Portola enjoys uncharacteristically sunny weather for San Francisco and is home to many avid amateur and award winning gardeners. The neighborhood also boasts one of the highest rates of homeownership in the city. The Portola is located in the Southeast sector of the city, from Silver Avenue at the north to Mansell to the south with highway 101 as the eastern border and McLaren Park to the west.
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