Established 1959

Guided Tours

By Reservation

Every first and third Saturday


Every second and fourth Thursday of the month.

10:00 AM to Noon

Duration: Approximately two hours

Tours are free, a $10 per person Donation is encouraged.

Memberships begin at $30 per year

Reservations: (949) 464-6645

Click above to schedule a tour.

Farewell to a Good Friend!

Norma Young

December 15, 1920-- March 6, 2018

Norma Young, long-time volunteer, Board member and happy Farmer's Market seller for the Friends, passed away peacefully at her Laguna Beach cottage at the age of 97. Her cheerful personality and dedication made her a great asset to the Friends.

She was born in Portland, Oregon but spent most of her life in California, including graduating from U.C.L.A. After her marriage she lived in Bakersfield for many years with her husband and four daughters. After the family moved to Laguna Beach, Norma  Opened a Scandinavian import store in Dana Point Harbor. She also learned to paint. Her portrait of Hortense which was commissioned by Hortense's friend Joyce Dusenberry, is now displayed  in the Miller home--a gift from Joyce's estate.

We are grateful to have known her.

Marsha Bode

Free Summer Art Workshops in the Garden

Wednesday, June 27th 2018--NATURE ROCKS! : Children's Art Workshop

     Explore the world of Hortense Miller Garden, learning about the native plants and animals of Laguna Beach.  The students will learn about coastal sage environment while painting a curious quail traveling the trails of the garden.  Join us for this fun two hour adventure with artist Amy Jackson - a wonderful start to summertime fun!     

class is limited to 10

10:00am - 1:00pm

please pack a lunch and water

all materials provided

Meet at Riddle Field at 9:45 am.

Saturday, June 30--Nature Journaling; Watercolor Botanicals:

Combine your interest in art and nature by starting a sketchbook journal in this half day workshop at Hortense Miller Garden. Inspired by the wonderful botanical studies of Hortense Miller, we will start with the basics of drawing and then begin to explore using various media.Pen and ink, watercolor pencil, and watercolor techniques will be presented.  Artist Amy Jackson will lead you on this adventure focusing on skills that will carry your art journaling to many places of the heart .

class is limited to 10

10:00 am - 2:00

Bring a sack lunch

all materials  included

Meet at Riddle Field at 9:45

Saturday, July 21, 2018 --BLOCK PRINTING WORKSHOP, Stories and Myth

Come join us in the beautiful gardens of the Hortense Miller estate and learn the art of printmaking.  Inspired by the mythical stories explored in the works of Hortense Miller, we will study themes of ocean and forest mythology in art.  You will carve your own block and print works on paper and fabric.  Artist Amy Jackson guides you on your journey through the magical gardens to find inspiration and fun in this printmaking adventure.

class is limited to 10

10:00 - 2:00pm

please pack a sack lunch

all materials provided ( feel free to bring any additional fabric items, napkins, pillowcases. T-shirts, to be printed)

Meet at Riddle Field at 9:45

For more information or to reserve a spot click here.