Welcome to The Portola Garden Tour! Our tour is a benefit for The Portola Garden District Scholarship at City College of San Francisco for deserving students of the Environmental Horticulture and Floristy Department. The 2015 tour will be our 9th year as a benefit. Our tour is held in the fall of the year on the last Saturday in September each year. We have awarded 12 scholarships and three work projects and hope to add more with this year’s proceeds.
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.