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Address: 22511 Allview Terrace, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone Number: (949) 497-0716
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Description: Hortense Miller built her mid-century modern house in 1959 and started to...
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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Laguna Beach special

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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 access is limited in this residential area of Boat Canyon. You are required to make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 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 for the garden, but for the entire experience. There is the garden, the house, and... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 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 and specimen plants collected by Miller on her journeys around the world.Definitely worth the trip;... More 

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Gardener9908, Friends of the Garden Board Member at Hortense Miller Garden, responded to this review

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. More 

Laguna Beach, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 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 gifted to the city....

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Mission Viejo, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

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 of walking up and down stairs, some with no hand rails. I love gardening and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 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 . Definitely the highlight of the day for me as well as hearing about the... More 

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Laguna Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 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 people come spur of the moment. You better check two or more weeks in advance... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 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...

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Nestled in the hills above Laguna Beach is the charming home of the late Hortense Miller. If you are into mid-century architecture and/or gardening, be sure to call the Dept. of Recreation in Laguna to schedule a tour. The home, which is lovingly maintained by volunteers, is well worth the stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

call ahead to make sure you can experience this garden which is open to the public certain days each year. The other way to enjoy this garden is to volunteer and donate your time and money to preserve a southern California experience of the past. Access is up Boat Canyon, and when the Garden is open, there is often a... More 

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