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) 464-6645

Click above to schedule a tour.

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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

Saturday, June 30--Nature Journaling:

Combine your interest in art and nature by starting a sketchbook journal in this half-day workshop in the garden.Inspired by the botanical studies of Hortense MIller, we will start with the basics of drawing and then begin to explore using various media. 10:00 - 2:00 Maximum 10 students. All materials provided. Bring a lunch.

Thursday, June 21--Nature Rocks! Children's Art Workshop:

Participants will learn about the coastal sage environment while painting a curious quaill travelling the trails of the garden. 9:00- 12:00  Maximum 15 students. All materials provided. Bring a lunch and water.

Saturday, July 21--Block Printing Workshop. Stories and myth:

Inspired by the mythical themes in the works of Hortense Miller, students will explore themes of ocean and forest mythology in art and carve their own blocks, as well as printing their own works on fabric and paper. 10:00-2:00. Maximum 10 students

For more information or to reserve a spot click here.