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Hortense Miller Garden

22511 Allview Ter, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1547
+1 949-497-0716
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Impossible to find

This place is at the top of a canyon somewhere. Most maps don't even show the canyons. They... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
susan J
Alameda, California
Mid Century Marvel

This Hillside Garden is well worth visiting but not all on level ground. The home is a time capsule... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2015
laguna beach, ca
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Hortense Miller built her mid-century modern house in 1959 and started to garden in the two acre property the same year. Tours of the garden and house must be arranged through the City of Laguna Beach Recreation Dept.. Tours are offered Tuesday through Saturday throughout the year.
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1 Sep 2017
“Impossible to find”
30 Jun 2015
“Mid Century Marvel”
22511 Allview Ter, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1547
+1 949-497-0716

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

This place is at the top of a canyon somewhere. Most maps don't even show the canyons. They should include a map in their brochures.

Thank susan J
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This Hillside Garden is well worth visiting but not all on level ground. The home is a time capsule for Mid Century admirers and the gardens surrounding it a well planted hillside delight. You must arrange in advance your visit, and parking is not on...More

1  Thank beachbabelagunabeach
Reviewed 25 May 2015

If you live locally, or have thoroughly sampled the Coast Cities offerings, this Laguna Beach special is an extra added attraction. The website gives some details, but one may end up telephoning the City of Laguna Beach to make reservations several weeks in advance since...More

3  Thank m-amom1
Reviewed 16 March 2015

Laguna Beach is known for its art galleries, beaches, the Pageant of the Masters, and quirky residents. Hortense Miller was a perfect fit in the fourth category. A woman, who at 50, created a unique native plant garden on a steep mountainside. Visit, not just...More

6  Thank DEBRA B
Reviewed 2 March 2015

This is a classic mid-century home sited high in Boat Canyon with forever views of the Pacific coastline. The house has had some recent and significant restoration and contains original furnishings and Miller's original artwork. The gardens are a mix of native chaparral, perennial borders...More

1  Thank doonlouise2015
Gardener9908, Friends of the Garden Board Member at Hortense Miller Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2015

Thank you for your review. We have been working hard to restore the Miller house and improve the garden. We hope you come back to visit as each season has its own special charm.

Reviewed 18 December 2014

2 Acres fabulous ocean view, Mid Century house and furnishings, Docents available for tours. Regular art shows, My husband was invited to show his wood turning/carvings for a 2 month show. Hortense Miller planted entire hillside and grounds with wonderful design, a truly beautiful property...More

2  Thank Darleneaut
Reviewed 15 April 2014

This was our 2nd tours of the gardens and it was even better than our first visit. Out docent was great. The property was left to the city and they maintain both the house and the multilevel gardens. Definitely jot wheelchair accessible. A fair amount...More

3  Thank Walter H
Reviewed 5 September 2013

My husband and I called and got reservations to tour this property last week . I had high expectations and while it was an interesting diversion from the usual in Laguna Beach I was really hoping for more . The house is small and charming...More

6  Thank wagnerfamilytravel
Reviewed 17 December 2012

GREAT place if mid-century Architecture and furniture is your thing. The gardens are nice also. But, you MUST call much in advance as tours are by appointment only -the ONLY bummer about this place... I really wish they would just open it full-time and let...More

3  Thank SM2345
Reviewed 11 December 2012

A "must see" for those who appreciate mid-century architecture and furniture. The gardens are beautiful also. Nice place to visit! By appt only -call ahead of time -couple weeks...

1  Thank LagunaBell
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10 January 2015|
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Response from Gardener9908 | Property representative |
Tours are available Tuesday through Saturday throughout the year. The Garden is closed on major holidays. Call the City of Laguna Beach Recreation Dept. at 949 497-0716 to make a reservation. Tours are free. Any donation is... More