About the Tour
Join us for the 17th annual Garden Tour showcasing outstanding gardens in the historic Mapleton Hill neighborhood. Mature estate gardens, cutting edge water wise gardens and stylish small gardens will delight you with their diversity on this self-guided walking tour.
Tucked away from view, these remarkable sanctuaries aren't open at any other time of year. Exotic plants, 140-year-old trees, terraced landscapes, roses in the finest shades, stunning stonework, and fountains will inspire your own gardening ideas, making your day memorable.
Details: You can purchase tickets in advance online, or by them the day of. Pick up your map for this self-guided tour at the white tent with our logo on it (corner of 8th Street and Mapleton Avenue). The first 500 attendees get a swag bag of goodies!
The Garden Tour is also held on the same day at the tremendously popular Mapleton Hill Rummage Sale. So go check out the treasures to be had at the sale and then stroll some gardens. Then grab some lunch from a food truck at our central gathering place, the Hive! A perfect day in Mapleton Hill.
All Garden Tour ticket sales directly support Whittier International Elementary School in downtown Boulder.
photos courtesy of George Lange
Watch highlights from last year's tour
About Whittier International School
The second school built in Boulder, Whittier International was founded in 1882 and is situated in the heart of the city. Whittier is a neighborhood school with an international focus, serving students from more than 20 countries. As an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program school, Whittier incorporates the BVSD curriculum, state standards and an internationally recognized academic framework. “Inquiry” is a primary strategy used to integrate higher-order thinking, questioning and application of content knowledge through science and social studies. In addition, students in K-5 are introduced to Spanish as a world language.