Newport Beach VIRTUAL Garden Tour & Summer Garden Party

Save the Date for the Summer Garden Party

Three Garden Tours lead to our grand finale  – the Summer Garden Party, taking place Saturday, August 27th from 4 pm until 7 pm throughout Sherman Gardens.

Highlights of the Summer Garden Party include:

  • ‘Artists in the Garden’ painting and selling their art
  • "Inspired by Nature" Summer Art Exhibit by Mosaicist Irina Charny
  • Garden Party Hat Contest – enter upon arrival
  • Bouquet Bar – select from a variety of blooms to create your own bouquet (two sizes available for purchase)
  • Delicious food from Executive Chef Jessica Roy of 608 Dahlia restaurant
  • No-host wine bar
  • Raffle & Silent Auction
  • Live music and much, much more!




Tickets to view the Newport Beach Garden Tour and attend the in-person Summer Garden Party are $60 for Members and $80 for Non-Members.   Tickets to view the three Garden Tour videos (only) are $25 for Members and $35 for Non-Members.  Proceeds support Sherman Library & Gardens' children’s education programs.



Newport Beach Garden Tours 

The 26th Annual Newport Beach Garden Tour, hosted by the Sherman Library & Gardens’ Volunteer Association, is happening virtually again this year.  Get ready to view some spectacular gardens that otherwise might not be part of a ‘traditional’ Garden Tour.  

Three Garden Tour videos will be released throughout the summer, beginning on Mother’s Day, leading up to the Summer Garden Party on Saturday, August 27th at Sherman Gardens.

Our first Garden Tour video features La Casa Pacifica, a classic California beachfront mansion (also known as President Richard Nixon’s Western White House).  Special access to this historical home was granted to Sherman Library & Gardens by the homeowners.   The La Casa Pacifica video will make its debut on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8th and like all three Garden Tour videos that are part of this year's Tour, they will be available to watch and re-watch at your leisure, from the comfort of your home. 



La Casa Pacifica


The next Garden Tour will feature historic homes and gardens of Balboa Island.  It will be available for viewing beginning on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19th.  

Balboa Island


Our third and final Garden Tour is a stunning Pasadena garden, The Parker Lyon House, designed by Thornton Ladd, was built around 1948-1950. This video will be  available for viewing beginning August 1st.


Pasadena Garden

Sponsorship and Underwriting Opportunities

Sponsorship of the Newport Beach Garden Tour directly supports children's education programs.  Programs include science after-school classes and kids' camps.  Sherman Gardens is the perfect outdoor classroom for children to develop a lifelong appreciation for nature, and the Sherman Library fosters an appreciation of our regional history.  There is much to look forward to and we thankful for your support of Sherman Library & Gardens’ children education programs.

All Sponsors and Underwriters receive recognition on Sherman Library & Gardens’ website, link to Virtual Tour, and Garden Party ticket(s). The Summer Garden Party is being held on August 27th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Sponsorship and Underwriting opportunities have been filled. Thank you to all that contributed.