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Newport Beach Garden Tour Tickets On Sale: Virtual For 2022

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — The 26th annual Newport Beach Garden Tour is virtual again for 2022 — with “spectacular” gardens, including Richard Nixon’s San Clemente “Western White House,” that otherwise might not- not be part of a traditional garden tour, according to organizers.

Organized by the Sherman Library & Gardens Volunteer Association, three videos of garden tours will be released prior to an in-person “Summer Garden Party” on Saturday, August 27 at Sherman Gardens in Corona del Mar.

Video #1 of the Garden Tour, which kicks off May 8 for Mother’s Day, features a special look at La Casa Pacifica, Nixon’s “Winter White House” in San Clemente.

Garden Tour #2, focusing on the historic homes and gardens of Balboa Island, will be available for Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19.

The third virtual tour spotlights the W. Parker Lyon House in Pasadena — a mid-century modern home from 1948, designed by architect Thornton Ladd, who pioneered “Pasadena” or “USC-style” modernism, organizers said. . The viewing of this video begins on August 1st.

All three garden tour videos will culminate in a grand finale – an in-person “Summer Garden Party” on Saturday, August 27.

The event, held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Sherman Gardens, will include highlights such as:

  • Artists painting and selling their art;
  • “Inspiré par la nature” summer art exhibition by mosaicist Irina Charny;
  • Garden Party hat contest and bouquet bar;
  • Chef Jessica Roy’s kitchen at 608 Dahlia;
  • Tombola, silent auction and live music.

Tickets for the “Virtual Garden Tour” are $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Tickets for the Virtual Garden Tour and Summer Garden Party are $60 for members and $80 for non-members.

Follow the link here for reservations.

Proceeds support Sherman Library & Gardens children’s education programs.

The nonprofit Sherman Library & Gardens at 2647 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, is a 2.2-acre cultural center dedicated to inspiring, educating and appreciating the regional history, horticulture and the arts, with a botanical garden and a research library displaying collections related to the history of the South West Pacific.

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