Established 1959

     Hortense Miller gave her house and garden to the city of Laguna Beach in 1973. Some of the stipulations of her gift were that she continue to live in her home until her demise, that it remain a garden and that the Friends of the Hortense MIller Garden maintain the property.  Since her gift the property has survived two major fires: the Boat Canyon fire in 1979 and the Laguna Beach fire in 1993.

     Because of its age, the hilly terrain and its proximity to the ocean, maintaining the house and garden is a major undertaking. We appreciate the continual support of these benefactors as well as other private individuals who have donated upon their demise:

The Massen-Greene Foundation

The estate of JoHannah Sisson

The Community Assistance Grant

The Community Foundation

The City of Laguna Beach

The Laguna Beach Garden Club

The estate of Virginia Worthington


     Becoming a Friend of The Hortense Miller Garden is a lovely way to support both the garden itself as well as our Laguna Beach community, long known as an artists' colony as well as a supporter of all things local.

     Soon, Friends will be able to log in to special pages where they may participate in Friends only events.  

Members receive four newsletters a year filled with interesting facts about plants and the garden.

Visit our website periodically for new information.

You may join online right here or by U.S. mail.

Click here to download an application for membership.

Levels of Membership

Thanks to Our Supporters