Historic Gardens Tour in Point Loma

Event will take participants on a tour of San Diego's finest gardens, including the gardens surrounding the historic Rosecroft Estate

By Monica Garske
|  Sunday, May 13, 2012  |  Updated 2:59 PM PDT
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Historic Gardens Tour in Point Loma

San Diego Floral Association

The San Diego Floral Association's Historic Gardens Tour on May 19 includes a look at the gardens surrounding the Rosecroft Estate in Point Loma.

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Now might be a good time to stop and smell the roses in San Diego.

On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the San Diego Floral Association will present “Rosecroft Revisited: Historic Gardens of Point Loma,” an annual tour of San Diego’s finest gardens.

Participants will meet at 3595 Talbot Street, near the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Point Loma.

The event includes gardens with historic roots, such as gardens of noted San Diegans, gardens of famous designers and gardens with trees in full maturity.

The garden surrounding the historic Rosecroft Estate will also be a major highlight of the tour.
According to the Floral Association, Alfred D. Robinson – the patriarch of the Robinson Family for whom the Rosecroft mansion was designed in 1912 – was a begonia breeder.

Robinson was a founder of the San Diego Floral Association and editor of its magazine California Garden. He was also an inspiration for the Botanical Building in Balboa Park.

In addition to its lush gardens, the Rosecroft Estate will also open some of its public rooms for viewing on the day of the garden tour.

The tour will also take participants garden shopping at a plan sale sponsored by the Point Loma Garden Club.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 the day of. They can be purchased at Green Gardens Nursery in Pacific Beach, Kniffing Discount Nursery in El Cajon and Mission Hills Nursery in San Diego, among other nurseries.

For more information, visit the event website.

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