The Hortense Miller Home and Garden covers 2.5 acres in Laguna Beach and highlights both native and exotic species in a spectacular setting of coastal sage scrub. The mid-century modern residence and historic garden overlook a rugged canyon with dramatic views. It has been part of our City since 1959.
The Friends of the Hortense Miller Garden offer docent-led tours of this hillside garden and home. Tours start at 10:00 a.m. on the 1st and 3rd Saturday and the 2nd and 4th Thursday** of each month.
Because the home and garden are located in a private, gated community, tour groups meet at a designated location and carpool to the property with a docent.
Tours last approximately 2 hours and due to steep and uneven paths, comfortable, flat-soled shoes are suggested. Benches and resting areas are provided throughout the garden.
**Note: The Hortense Miller home is currently undergoing a minor remodel. As a result, the kitchen, living room and center gazebo courtyard areas are not accessible. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of May 2017.