Venice Garden and Home Tour
Venice Garden and Home Tour showcases 30 gardens and homes of architectural significance in Venice and the surrounding area.
East of Lincoln Boulevard, near bustling Abbot Kinney Boulevard and the glistening Pacific Ocean, sit spacious streets with intriguing gardens and architectural gems hidden behind gates and hedges. The annual Venice Garden & Home Tour opens these aesthetic delights to the public for a fundraiser to benefit the Neighborhood Youth Association’s Las Doradas Children’s Center in Venice. Showcasing 30 gardens and homes in the Venice neighborhood, along with the architecturally significant Gregory Ain tract in Mar Vista, the walking tour includes homes by Tom Carson, Gabrielle Frears, Dennis Gibbens, Daniel Monti and Molly Reid, and gardens by such designers as Russ Cletta, Jay Griffith and Suzanne McKevitt. Highlights include unique indoor-outdoor living spaces and a visit to sculptor Cliff Garten’s studio. 10 am–5 pm. $70, $60 in advance, under 12 free. Tour begins at Las Doradas Children’s Center, 804 Broadway, Venice, 310.821.1857. venicegardentour.org