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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 June 30, 2015
beachbabelagunabeach
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laguna beach, ca
Laguna Beach special

If you live locally, or have thoroughly sampled the Coast Cities offerings, this Laguna Beach... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2015
m-amom1
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San Francisco, California
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Jun 30, 2015
“Mid Century Marvel”
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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...more
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22511 Allview Ter, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1547
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Reviewed September 1, 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.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 943susanJ943
Reviewed June 30, 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

Date of experience: September 2014
2  Thank beachbabelagunabeach
Reviewed May 25, 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

Date of experience: May 2015
3  Thank m-amom1
Reviewed March 15, 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

Date of experience: March 2015
7  Thank DEBRA B
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...More

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank doonlouise2015
Gardener9908, Friends of the Garden Board Member at Hortense Miller Garden, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 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 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...More

Date of experience: January 2014
2  Thank Darleneaut
Reviewed April 15, 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

Date of experience: April 2014
3  Thank Walter H
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...More

Date of experience: August 2013
6  Thank wagnerfamilytravel
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...More

Date of experience: December 2012
3  Thank SM2345
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...

Date of experience: December 2012
1  Thank LagunaBell
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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
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