Friends of Noe Valley


Saturday May 11, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM PDT

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You'll recieve an e-mail with the addresses of the gardens. Pick up your ticket and map when you start your tour at a garden near you.


Noe Valley Garden Tour 2013

The eleven gardens range across Noe Valley, from 21st Street to 30th, Hoffman to Dolores.  Some are owner designed and maintained and some are professionally designed.  Most are well established but one is brand new, showing you how to be realistic about where your new garden will start as well as what it can become. All will be on view for $15 general admission, $12 seniors (65+).  As always, net proceeds will go towards Noe Valley beautification. This year's beneficiary is the new garden at the Noe Valley Public Library.

DAVIDsTEA will be handing out tea samples at each of the gardens on the Tour, Dennis Otto will hand you a garden trowel to take home at his listing in Noe Valley on Tour day, Zephyr Real Estate is a water station for thirsty Garden Touristas and Cliché Noe Gifts is hosting a wine and cheese reception all day at the store.  All sponsor activities will be listed on the Tour map.

Buy your tickets now.

Volunteers can earn a free ticket by working a 2.5 hour shift greeting friends at a garden entrance, checking tickets and selling any new ones needed. To volunteer email the Garden Tour project team at  Shifts are 9:30am to 12 noon, 11:30am to 2pm, and 1:30pm to 4:00pm.  Let us know which shift you prefer; we’ll try to accommodate you.

A shuttle between the gardens for those who need or want to ride, rather than walk the self-guided tour or (horrors) drive and try to park.  Big thank yous to the Noe Valley Merchants & Professionals Association and to the Noe Valley Association, Noe’s community benefits district made up of property owners along 24th Street’s shopping corridor.

The Noe Valley Garden Tour is an annual project of your neighborhood association, Friends of Noe Valley.  This is Tour #8!  Get your walking shoes ready!

This year's tour is made possible by these generous sponsors:

Platinum: DAVIDsTEA, Duncan Wheeler/Vanguard Properties, Umpqua Bank

Gold: Dennis Otto/Pacific Union Real Estate, Sloat Garden Centers, Valley Tavern, Zephyr Real Estate

Silver: Dirty Hoe Landscaping, Droubi Team/Coldwell Banker, Noe Valley Merchants & Professionals, Noe Valley Association, Urban Farmer Store

Bronze: Cliché Noe Gifts, Flora Grubb Gardens, Independent Nature Garden Store, Noe Valley Law Offices