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Hortense Miller Garden

Hortense Miller Garden

The Hortense Miller Garden, established in 1959, covers two and one half acres of the upper slopes of Boat Canyon in Laguna Beach, California. The Garden demonstrates the range of plants that can be grown in Southern California coastal zones. It provides a source of visual information and inspiration for visitors planning their own gardens. The use of of fertilizers and chemical controls has been limited in the Garden, so as to encourage a diversity of plant and wildlife species.

The house, a classic 50’s modern design, was completed in 1959. The Garden has evolved from that time into a world famous natural treasure. The entrance court to the house is a beautiful sight particularly in the spring when the lilac blooms of large Japanese Wisteria dominate the brick wall. The spreading structure of the house and its wing walls divide much of the remaining area into small, intimate and distinct gardens.

On the sunnier side of the house a perennial garden displays a profusion of flowers during all seasons. Further down the path to the lower entrance, large succulents lead to rare Puyas from Chile. The northwesterly half of the Garden is devoted to preservation of the native coastal Sage Scrub.

The Gardens are maintained by the Garden Manager with the help of volunteers, including members of the Friends of the Hortense Miller Gardens and the Orange County Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners.

This web site is sponsored by the Friends of the Hortense Miller Garden. We are a non-pro

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Hortense Miller Garden

22511 Allview Terrace, Laguna Beach, CA 92651


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