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  • When is the 2024 Garden Tour?
    The Annual Garden Tour is Saturday, May 18 from 2 P.M. until 4 P.M.
  • When should I arrive for check-in?
    Check-in begins at 1:00 p.m. at the Smerdu Community Garden 1250 Laguna Drive. A check-in table will be set up at the entrance to the garden. You will receive a wristband, a program and a map to the private home gardens. No access to the private home gardens until 2:00 pm. You will have an opportunity to walk around the community garden with ample time before driving to the private home gardens which open at 2:00 pm.
  • What is the cost of a ticket? How do I pay for it?
    Tickets are $30 if paid in advance (online or by check) Tickets are $40 if purchased the day of event - cash or check only. Tickets can be purchased online at or by sending a check to: Carlsbad Garden Club, PO Box 626, Carlsbad CA 92018. If paying by check, please include your name, address, phone number and email.
  • Do I need to bring my ticket to the event?
    No. We will have a list of those who have purchased tickets at the check-in table.
  • What do the proceeds of the Garden Tour benefit?
    Proceeds from the tour benefit our scholarship fund for students majoring in horticulture at Mira Costa College. We are a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
  • What if it rains?
    In the event of rain, the tour will be cancelled. There will be no refunds. Thank you for your donation.
  • Is there anything else I should know before ordering tickets?
    Only children 12 and over are allowed. No pets of any kind will be permitted. No strollers or wheelchairs allowed for the safety of everyone attending.
  • I have a question. Who can I contact?
    You can contact us at and you will receive an answer within 24 hours. This email box will be monitored frequently the week of the event.

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