PACIFIC HORTICULTURE presents: San Diego & S. California Gardens

Carlsbad, CA, USA

2 reviews
Oct 6 - 10, 2022
Group size: 1 - 28
PACIFIC HORTICULTURE presents: San Diego & S. California Gardens
Carlsbad, CA, USA

2 reviews

Oct 6 - 10, 2022
Group size: 1 - 28

About this trip

San Diego County’s borders range from the desert to the sea and contain more biodiversity than any other county in North America. Join Pacific Horticulture to explore and learn from gardens that highlight plants that create habitat, dry streambed bioswales, natural areas, water catchment devices, slope gardens, charming water features, bridges, sculptures, and more.

We have assembled and arranged a comprehensive 5-day exploration into San Diego and Southern California’s public, native, and curated garden spaces.

Activity Level

Expect a moderate amount of walking and occasional use of transit that is not a full-sized coach such as taxi, train or public bus. To enjoy this tour, you should be prepared to walk up to an hour at a time, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing. Because we are staying at the same hotel throughout the tour, you might decide to have an independent adventure during part of the tour which is completely fine as long as you let our guide know you are remaining behind and not coming with the group. 

What’s included

  • Hotel Accommodation
    at Carlsbad Inn
  • Garden Entrance fees
    With expert horticultural guides at many of the venues
  • Transport
    Transportation will be provided using a combination of private coach, taxi, train, and walking.
  • $300
    Tax-deductible contribution to Pacific Horticulture
  • Concierge Service
    An escort will be travelling with our group and at your service during the tour
  • Gratuities and Fees
    All gratuities, taxes and credit card fees are included in the tour price.
  • Booking Policy
    To hold your place on the tour, a deposit of $100 per person is due at registration. and full payment is required 60 days in advance of the start of the tour.
  • Cancellation Policy
    If you have to cancel for any reason you will receive 100% refund if cancelled at least 61 days before the start of the tour.
  • Cancellation (cont.)
    70% refund if cancelled 60-31 days before the start of the tour and 30% refund if cancelled 30-15 days before the start of the tour.
  • Cancellation (cont.)
    Sorry, but there will be no refunds if cancelled 14 days or less before the start of the tour.
  • Meals Included
    2 lunches and 2 dinners.
  • Transportation
    Transportation to the hotel at the beginning and from the hotel at the end is not included. Our concierge/escort can help you determine the best travel method for your situation.
  • Parking
    Parking a personal vehicle at the hotel is an option, but additional charges apply.
  • Personal Items
  • Travel Insurance
    We highly recommend travel insurance and have found the website a good source of travel insurance options.

Available Packages

Tour Price in double occupancy room
Available until August 6, 202216 left
Deposit: $100
Tour price in single occupancy room
Available until August 6, 20229 left
Deposit: $100
Tour price without hotel
only 3 left
Deposit: $100


Day 1 - Thurs, Oct 6th

Arrive at Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort, overlooking the ocean and steps from the restaurants and shops of charming Carlsbad Village

Wallace Ranch Tropical Fruit, a certified organic fruit farm on over 15 acres of land, specializing in dragon fruit. They also grow avocados, passion fruit, finger limes and more. We will learn about these intriguing crops plus be able to purchase fruit and cuttings.

Green Meadow Growers, a wholesale nursery specializing in ornamental grasses, succulents, and drought tolerant perennials.

Welcome Dinner and Tour at Leichtag Commons, a consortium of environmental and food-based enterprises on a former poinsettia farm. During our visit to this incredible community, we will have a tour of Coastal Roots Farm, followed by an exceptional dinner. We will wrap up our first day with a toast to the sea and the sun from their new terrace with ocean views. 

Your Organizer

2 reviews
Pathfinders is a tour operator based in the United Kingdom, We arrange group tours throughout North America and Europe. Pathfinders is a trading name of S.T International Tourist Agency. We are fully bonded through ATOL (0570)


Wonderful people. Excellent food. Great accommodations.
By Marion U for Spring in Portugal: Treasures of Porto, Lisbon & Douro Valley 2022 on 08 Apr, 2022
We had an amazing time. Our first time with any kind of group trip and it was so much better than we could have hoped. The trip moved at a good speed, rarely too long at any one place but always enough time to savor the sights. An incredible local guide in Andreia Lopo. She was so well-informed about all the sights and had excellent language skills. She did not talk constantly and only with perfectly relevant information. She knew when to give things a break and give us a rest and when it was time to pick up the pace! She answered every single question we had and if she didn't know the answer immediately, she always made a point of finding the answer and giving it to us later. She was also always very professional and always made a point of eating and socializing separately from the group, yet was always warm and friendly. All the accommodations were excellent and so comfortable. The meals went above and beyond our expectations.
By Catherine C for Spring in Portugal: Treasures of Porto, Lisbon & Douro Valley 2022 on 08 Apr, 2022