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“Garden Dreams 2014” has been put to rest, but — oh! — what a sweet dream it was.

Thank you one and all for coming, and making the 2014 Garden Tour such a great success! Check back soon for the date of the next Garden Tour. We look forward to seeing you there.

Below is a synopsis for the 2014 Garden Tour. Check back soon for the date of the next Garden Tour and to get a preview of the gardens to come!
While spending thousands of hours and dollars on their gardens, homeowners are also dreaming: imagining and fantasizing how it is all going to look some day.
In this year's OAC Garden Tour, you will see four gardens very different from each other, but all share in being the culminating result of the work of disparate but visionary people.

  • Stroll through an estate with astonishing art, Renaissance goddess statuary, multiple pools and fountains as well as an outdoor cymbidium arbor.

  • Meander up, down and through a decades-old tropical paradise with dozens of thriving palms, tree ferns, succulents and bromeliads created by award-winning botanical photographer, Don Worth.

  • Visit an all organic cottage garden full of flowers, herbs, shrubs, succulents and vines created by a woman whose childhood was influenced by Adele Davis.

  • Walk through a small garden that can grow roses under redwoods and harvest tomatoes in the summer created by a homeowner to reflect the family's geography.

Click here to see more details and photos for each garden.

The Outdoor Art Club was founded in 1902 making it one of the oldest women's clubs in the West. The Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to the maintenance and preservation of the Bernard Maybeck clubhouse building, a designated National Historic Landmark. The Club has been an anchor in the community for philanthropic works and gifts for over 100 years. Generous cash donations, gifts of handmade clothing and goods, coordination of blood drives, in-kind use of property, and numerous volunteer hours are given annually to the City of Mill Valley and Marin County. The beneficiaries include but are not limited to school and educational programs, retirement homes, cultural arts programs, health improvement programs, nature conservation and beautification and non-profit organizations. These gifts are given within the original mission of the Outdoor Art Club as a commitment to the quality of life as community service. The major public fundraiser is the Garden Tour. Over the last 17 years, more than $336,400 has been contributed from the Club to Marin County non-profits.

Order your tickets now.
$40 in advance,
$50 the day of the tour
$15 Luncheon - Advance Sales Only

The 2014 Garden Tour is over. All ticket sales are closed.

Tickets are NOT mailed. Check in at the Registration Table at the Outdoor Art Club on the day of the Tour and receive a ticket wristband. Registration is open from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.

PARKING VOUCHER. You can download the parking voucher. It is good for an additional 3rd hour parking at a meter only on May 1, 2014. You must pay for the first 2 hours. For more information, read about parking under FAQ tab on website.

Garden Dreams and Transformations
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Shuttle or Cycle.
Shuttle buses leave from the Outdoor Art Club starting at 9:30 am and run continuously until the last shuttle leaves the club at 2:00 pm. Shuttles continue to run between homes until the gardens close at 4:00 pm.
Private cars are not allowed, however, a self-directed bike tour map is available at the Registration desk. You must wear a helmut and sign a release of liability. Click here for more bike information.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Some outdoor gardens are hazardous to navigate with narrow paths, precarious steps, and no safety railing. Walking sticks are allowed, and may be advisable for some people.
NO Photography is allowed.

Pacific Rim Chinese Chicken Salad Luncheon
11:00am - 2:00pm at the Outdoor Art Club

The 2014 garden Tour is over. All ticket sales are closed.

A lovely Chinese Chicken Salad will be served at the Club. Vegetarian option with tofu can be ordered. The Luncheon includes a delicious home-baked desserts buffet. Order your lunch early because it typically sells out.
Wine is also available for purchase.

On the Patio
9:00am-4:00pm at the Outdoor Art Club

Gifts and plants will be available for purchase on the patio.

Outdoor Art Club Docents will be available to answer questions about the Club's mission, its National Historic Landmark building designed by Bernard Maybeck, and how to rent the clubhouse for special occasions.

Click here for more information about the On the Patio marketplace.

Silent Auction
9:00am-4:00pm at the Outdoor Art Club

Silent Auction

Silent auction items include gifts and services from favorite regional businesses.


The Outdoor Art Club Hotline: 415 381-5204 Email: oactour@outlook.com