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Annual Garden Tour

Our Garden Tour was a HUGE success! We sold 798 tickets and had people ogling gardens all the way until closing time — despite the unusual March rain.

We successfully raised enough money to support our ongoing scholarship efforts and we’re excited to see what Oscar DeLeon, our new 4-year degree student, will accomplish with his education!

Until next year…

For posterity until it’s time to refresh this page for the 2025 16th Annual Desert Garden Tour…

The cost is $25 per person (members and non-members) in advance and $30 on the day of the event. All ticket sales will be online, even on the day of the event.

Attend for free, be a volunteer garden docent!

Preview of the Gardens!

Event Updates

We will send out the locations of the gardens via email on the morning of the tour. If you don’t receive them or don’t want to navigate the tour from your phone, come to Ruth Hardy Park where we will have two volunteers stationed.

If you run into trouble during the day, or need in-person assistance, we’ll be at Ruth Hardy Park.

Thank you to our Event Sponsors!

Vintage Landscape
Dwa Logo

Scholarship Fundraising

Since the Garden Tour is our only fundraising event of the year — and the proceeds go to our Mary Brent Wehrli Scholarship Fund — members and non-members will pay the same ticket price.

We have a very promising COD student applying for the scholarship towards a 4 year degree, so we need to replenish our fund. Ignacio Moreno was our last recipient and we supported him for 5 years at Cal Poly Pomona where he graduated with two degrees!

Volunteer for Garden Tour

We need garden docents!

We will have 2 volunteer shifts, 9:45am – 12:30pm and 12:30pm to 3:15pm, assisting within the gardens.

Benefits to helping out include a free, private pre-tour, with training and viewing a couple days before the public. And of course, the volunteer appreciation potluck party!

To volunteer, please email our volunteer coordinator, Sigrid Broderson ([email protected]).

Thank you to our hard-working Garden Tour Committee!

  • Richard Hunt — Committee Chair
  • Sigrid Broderson — Volunteer Coordinator
  • Susan Sundberg & Ellen Strenski — Communications & Publicity
  • Stacy Moriarty & Jessyca Frederick — Graphic Design
  • Kai Kushen — President, DHSCV
  • Tom Edwards — Vice President, DHSCV
  • Judi Greene — Treasurer, DHSCV
  • Mike Mueller — Secretary, DHSCV
  • Marie Strom — Membership Chair
  • Jessyca Frederick — Website & Email