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Hortense Miller Garden

Address: 22511 Allview Terrace, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone Number: (949) 497-0716
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Ranked #16 of 24 Attractions in Laguna Beach
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Owner description: Hortense Miller built her mid-century modern house in 1959 and started to garden in the two acre...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Owner description: 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, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 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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34 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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san diego
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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california
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46 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2011

One of those rare properties that perfectly captures the wit and creativity of a true original, The Hortense Miller Residence and Botanical Gardens are the perfect example of Southern Californian indoor/outdoor living. The timeless quality of the clean architectural lines are juxtaposed with beautiful plant specimens and intimate gardens in such a way that each visitor finds inspiration for expressing... More 

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Orange County, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2009

Attention Gardeners I went to these amazing gardens nearly 13 years ago and loved the experience. The owner, Hortense Miller, is quite a sage and has a story about all the differing plants, shrubs and trees on her property. At that time, she was 90 years+ Then, about six years ago, I returned at her invitation (from the first visit)... More 

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