Mary Lou Heard 2020 Garden Tour
The latest state guidelines to help stop the spread of coronavirus have been extended to 8 weeks, overtaking our planned tour dates of May 2nd & 3rd. Therefore we are officially POSTPONING the tour until 4 weeks after the all-clear date and no later than the last weekend in June (June 27th & 28th).
We take small comfort in enjoying our little slices of garden heaven and hope you can find the same. In the meantime, why not take a virtual tour of our gardens!
This is a charitable event that raises money for The Sheepfold, a shelter for Women in Crisis. There are no tickets to purchase. Voluntary contributions are accepted at each of the 39 open gardens from Long Beach, to San Clemente during the weekend of May 2nd - 3rd, 2020. The generous donations we receive for the tour are raised for the Sheepfold, a shelter for women in crisis and their children. Visit thesheepfold.org to find out more about the wonderful services our financial donation will help to support.
Who We Are
The Mary Lou Heard Memorial Garden Tour is a yearly, self-guided charity event held by the Mary Lou Heard Foundation, a California nonprofit organization dedicated to continuing Mary Lou's life work.
Our Mission is to provide an opportunity for the public to enjoy and celebrate the efforts and hard work of local gardeners and their residential landscapes.
No price will ever be set for viewing the gardens. Donations received at the host gardens on tour days will go to the Sheepfold, a charity that serves and shelters women in crisis and their children. Let your heart and your spirit dictate the amount of any gift you are willing to give. Donation jars will be available at each host garden for your cash or check donations, or you can donate through PayPal on our Donate page.