An entertainment sanctuary that hosts tea parties and fundraisers.

When Imee and Hily bought their house in 1998, the front and back yards were in rough shape with overgrown ficus trees, cypress shrubs, and plenty of lava rocks. They knew it was going to take a lot of work to bring it up to date, but Imee had a vision for the blank canvas to create a European garden look.

Today, that vision has come to fruition - the front garden courtyard invites you to an elegant entrance under an arbor covered with Eden roses (Imee's favorite!).  There are over 140 roses, boxwoods, iris', foxgloves, hydrangeas, geraniums, lavenders, and seasonal annuals throughout the garden. A collection of antique cherub statues, fountains, and vintage outdoor furniture are found throughout the garden.  The latest addition is Imee's “She-Shed,” which was built with reclaimed materials, including a vintage door and windows. The backyard has been transformed into an entertainment sanctuary that has hosted various tea parties and fundraisers.

Garden Location & Information

Address / Access

23702 Lagarto
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Access: 70-80%