Join Us On The Tour!

The 2011 Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase will be held on
Saturday April 30th from 11:00 AM to 4 PM.
See the gardens on the tour here.

Think of it as a giant eco festival comprised of block parties throughout Mar Vista. With most people making it a walking or bike tour, there is a tremendous sense of community as residents throughout Southern California come to Mar Vista to celebrate our shared vision for a greener life.

This year the Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase expands to include tours within the tour to address even more aspects of sustainability. We will showcase drought resistant landscaping, edible gardens, composting techniques, water capture and even chickens!

To further our goal of achieving 100% clean electricity by 2018, the tour will host the American Solar Energy Society’s National Solar Tour and showcase Mar Vista locations that have gone solar. See those gardens here.

You can pick up maps at any one of these 6 sign in booths 
or at the solar sign in booth.

You can find the mapped walking tours
and a little history of Mar Vista here.
Click here to download the pdf of maps for
 tours 1 - 4 and tours 5 & 6.

Read this article by Emily Green in the LA Times The Dry Garden
for tips on how to take the tour.
Preview garden 5N in this LA Times feature by Lisa Boone
Visit Fresh Dirt on Sunset Magazine to see the previews
on gardens 5F, 5B and 5M by Sharon Cohoon