San Diego Floral Association
Garden Tour

Hidden Riches:
Gardens of Historic Bankers Hill
Saturday, May 20, 2023
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Thank you for attending!


Thank you to our Garden Tour Sponsors

Ken Baer, Willis Allen Real Estate

Christine Baker, Willis Allen Real Estate

Megan Beauvais at Compass

David S Tam, AAMS™ Edward Jones - Financial Advisor

Walter Andersen Nursery


Lunch with Us

Chocolat Hillcrest Italian Gelato & Desserts

Furn Saj Restaurant and Bakery


Hob Nob Hill Restaurant

Jimmy Carter's Mexican Cafe

Bankers Hill Garden tour

San Diego Floral’s annual “garden tour with a difference” is back with a variety of gardens in a historically rich neighborhood. This tour includes the largest number of gardens ever presented on a SDFA tour, all within a multitexture setting of architectural styles and historic amenities, including towering trees planted early in the last century.

As a special feature of this year's tour, the grounds and first floor of the "Queen of Bankers Hill," the grand Long-Waterman mansion will be open to ticket holders. Built in 1889 in American Queen Anne style, this beautiful historic home and its towering trees grace the corner of First Avenue and Kalmia Street. 

Other tour gardens include a famous canyonside garden created by Kate Sessions, working with her frequent collaborator, architect Irving Gill. Another garden surrounds a near perfect example of the early San Diego Arts & Crafts architecture of Hebbard and Gill and one has a collection of artistic and colorful mosaic murals.

Visitors will find a pottery show and sale within an established garden near the historic Spruce Street suspension bridge. Dense cottage gardens, xeriscape adaptions, San Diego’s oldest community garden and other examples of landscape style and plants are features of this tour.

Full of history, but thriving with a modern urban vibe, Bankers Hill is not to be missed. Add a stop at one of the popular local restaurants to complete your day in these beautiful San Diego gardens.

Hidden Riches: Gardens of Historic Bankers Hill
Saturday, May 20, 2023
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Event is rain or shine; ticket sales final.
Dogs and other pets are not allowed in the gardens.


Advanced ticket sales are now closed.  

Limited tickets will be for sale on tour day

At 3030 Front Street, beginning at 10am.

Day-of tickets are $35 per person.





San Diego Floral Association’s Garden Tour

Mission: To promote the knowledge and appreciation of horticulture and floriculture in the San Diego region.