Garden Tour Fact Sheet

•      Saturday and Sunday, April 14th and 15th, 2018, from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

•      Self-guided tour of 20 gardens, each will be staffed by knowledgeable volunteer docents and homeowners

•      This year will be our sixth tour and will feature the North San Diego communities of Escondido, San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside, Carlsbad and Encinitas

•      All gardens are water-thrifty and contain 60% or more California native plants

•      Gardens commonly feature permeable surfaces, rainwater collection, or wildlife habitat

•      Tour gardens use little or no fertilizers and pesticides, thus exercising true source control of stormwater pollutants

•      Tour attendance has grown every year since its inception in 2012 (700 last year)

•      Visitor surveys indicate high rate of behavioral change, converting conventional gardens and implementing other water-saving measures