San Francisco’s Garden District Opens Its Doors Sept. 29 for 12th Annual Portola Garden Tour

For Immediate Release:  August 30, 2018 Media Contacts: Mindy Linetzky (415) 557-4252;
Once home to flower-growing enterprises and farms, The Portola is known as San Francisco’s Garden District. The garden tour is a self-guided walk through private and public gardens in the sunny Portola neighborhood in San Francisco’s southeastern quadrant. A surprising array of hidden gardens lay behind primarily mid-century modern homes. The tour is also a fundraiser for City College horticulture students. Participants will learn about what plants thrive in San Francisco, how to make even small spaces outstanding, ideas for decks and patios and fun landscaping tips -- and get inspired to work on their own back yard. It’s a wonderful community experience as neighbors open their yards to hundreds of tour participants. This year the tour features a community “after-party” at local brewery Ferment, Drink, Repeat on San Bruno Avenue. Portola gardeners have been growing hops which will be turned into a truly locally-made brew and served at the close of the tour. What: Portola Garden Tour featuring 20+ private and public gardens When: Saturday, September 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: The Portola neighborhood – garden locations will be listed on the ticket Tickets: $25 or $20 each for two or more – purchase online at
August 31, 2018