This year’s walking tour on Friday, May 4 will take place along the charming tree-lined streets of South Laguna — where fancy to fanciful gardens grace a winding, three-quarter-mile downhill route toward the ocean. The event date falls on the “Eve of Cinco de Mayo,” so we will be celebrating with margaritas and Mexican food as well as free homemade cookies, complimentary refreshments and a raffle of prizes from local artists and businesses. In addition, plein air artists will be painting in several gardens.
The Gate & Garden Tour is the Club’s major fundraiser. Proceeds go towards edible gardens at local schools, scholarships for high school and college students, civic beautification projects and environmental initiatives.
The self-guided tour is from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and starts at Arabella Laguna Historic Cottages, 506 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach. Shuttle buses will take tour goers from Arabella Laguna to the first garden and back at the end of the tour. The last shuttle bus leaves Arabella Laguna at 2 p.m.