Established 1959


Guided Tours

By Reservation

Every first and third Saturday

and

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) 497-0779

Click above to schedule a tour.

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Jose Franco 1962-2017

Jose Franco, who worked with his brother Rafael at the Garden since 1994, passed away suddenly from a heart attack in his sleep at home. Jose was born in Jalos, Mexico to a large family. He worked from an early age helping his father in their building materials business.

Jose and Rafael immigrated from Mexico as young men and started their landscape business serving Laguna Beach and surrounding cities.

Among his many projects in the Garden was the construction of the beautiful rock retaining walls. His service was also invaluable in cleaning up after the 1993 fire that devastated Laguna Beach.

We will miss Jose's happy smile and willing attitude and remember him every time we see the lovely walls he helped build.

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Stephen Crawford: Our New Garden Manager

Stephen Crawford, our new Garden Manager has lived in Laguna Beach for a long time and has an extensive background in the management of landscapes.

When he first saw the Hortense Miller Garden, he was captivated by the beauty and the spirit of the Garden.

Stephen has worked for Laguna Woods and the La Costa Resort and Spa as well as many other facilities.