A tour like no other...
You are invited Beyond the Garden Gate to discover five beautiful gardens. Highlights of this year's tour include a terraced garden lush with rhododendrons and azaleas within antique redwood groves; an expansive yard boasting multiple varieties of cedars and a fountain framed by arches of Coastal Tea Tree; the elegant grounds of one of the oldest properties in Ross, recently re-imagined to suit a young family; and an expertly planted small garden space that is sure to inspire many.
For the second year in a row, the Garden Tour will be based on the grounds of Ross School. Please click here for a map showing Ross School's location.
All Garden Tour guests should park in the College of Marin's Lot #15. Please click here for a map showing Lot #15's location. Shuttle buses leave Lot #15 continuously beginning at 8:30 a.m. until approximately 1:30 p.m. It typically takes a couple of hours to visit all five gardens on the self-guided tour, and the gardens close at 3:00 p.m.
A route map is provided in the Garden Tour Program & Resource Directory. This year's route is a three-mile loop, and as always, walkers and cyclists are most welcome.
Garden Tour tickets are $40 when purchased in advance online, and $50 when purchased on the day of the event. The ticket price includes parking in the College of Marin lot, shuttle transportation, and admission to all five gardens. Please click here to order tickets.
Two boxed lunch options, prepared by Woodlands Market, are available for purchase beginning at 11:00 a.m., and can be enjoyed at tables set up on the shaded grounds of Ross School. Lunch tickets are $10. Please order ahead to guarantee availability.
More information about the Garden Tour can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.