July 12 will be the the last day to request a refund.

Guided tours will be held on August 16 and 18, Friday and Sunday. Tours are included in the price of festival registration.

In addition to the guided tours, there are several self-guided tours available that don’t require registration, including free admission to the Los Angeles Arboretum and Huntington Gardens all weekend for everyone with a Festival of Fruit badge.

You must register for the Festival first, then choose your talks and tours.

Please sign up for the guided tours you are planning to attend as soon as you can. When a tour fills, it will disappear from the schedule. If a tour is full and you would really like to attend, please fill out the contact form and let us know—we will try to accommodate you.

Please keep in mind that home gardens have a maximum number of attendees so as avoid overcrowding, allow for attendees to hear host comments, and to avoid problems with neighbors. Check the descriptions for special parking instructions.

Tour change requests: We regret that once placed, orders cannot be re-opened and modified online. To change an order already placed, use the “contact us” link so we can make your change.

For a day-by-day schedule of the tours, download the PDF.

Tips for registering for tours:

  • Print the PDF of the tours, then read the descriptions of the tours on the website. Use the PDF to mark which tours interest you. This will help to visualize so that you don’t select two tours at the same time, or successive tours too far apart for the travel time allowed.
  • The tour descriptions below have up and down arrows allowing you to sort on that column, which is handy for finding tours in the same region.
  • Allow a minimum of one hour to travel between the different regions of the county when selecting tours. It may not be an issue during the Festival, but traffic can be a real problem, and the regions are spread out. We suggest you cluster tours in a single region and avoid travel between regions within a morning or an afternoon.
  • When making your selections, most tours have multiple time slots available, so double-check that you are selecting the day and time that you really meant to!
  • Make sure you do not choose more than one location for a given time (such as Friday 9-10am and Friday 9-11:00am).
  • If we receive tour requests that do not follow these guidelines, you are likely to be bumped from that tour and will be notified. Please select carefully so you do not get bumped from something you really want to visit!

Traffic: Freeway travel can be especially bad between 7 and 10 am, and in the afternoons from about 3:00 to 7:30 pm. You will receive the addresses of the tour locations in your registration packet, and we recommend using a GPS, Google Maps, or Waze to determine the best route on the actual day.

Friday Guided Tours

NameTimesAvailable spacesAccess issuesDescriptionAmenities
Huntington Botanical Gardens – The Ranch8:00, 9:00, 10:0025 per groupThe Huntington Ranch includes orange groves that date back to the early days of the Huntington estate, amplified through addition of an experimental urban plot that explores and interprets optimal approaches to gardening in our regional ecosystems and climate . The Ranch Experimental Garden includes a mixture of edible landscapes, in which fruit trees mingle with native shrubs, perennial herbs, and reseeding annuals. Small annual crop planting beds are interspersed throughout, with a concentrated row crop area at the core. Currently under construction, you will also see a Kitchen Garden that will provide greater public access to a selection of food crops and techniques.

Tour guides will be staff and selected volunteers who will walk with you through important collections and plantings showcased in the Ranch.
Restrooms, water, small snack shop, gift shop, café
Huntington Botanical Gardens – Garden Tour9:30, 10:30 25 per groupDocents will guide participants on a 1.5 hour tour of the public gardens, an ever-changing exhibition of plants from around the world. Guides showcase features of the property and collections and explain the history of the Huntington property.Restrooms, water, small snack shop, gift shop, café
Los Angeles Arboretum
Garden For All Seasons
2pm, 3pm, 4pm25 per groupLearn the history of this plant-packed food forest, selection process for creating the collection, water conservation features and, of course, tasty tidbits about the 50+ plants. The collection contains varieties from temperate to subtropical climates (Asimina triloba to Mangifera indica).Restrooms, water, gift shop, café
Los Angeles Arboretum
Crescent Farm & Citrus Grove
2pm, 3pm, 4pm25 per groupExperience a small-scale drought-tolerant food forest featuring kei apple, pomegranate, jujube and more. Learn about the water conservation, soil-building, permaculture and hügelkultur programs of this garden. Tour through our orange, lemon, grapefruit and Chinotto orange collection.Restrooms, water, gift shop, café
Kiewiet Home Garden9:00, 9:30, 10:00 AM, 20- 30 minutes each20 per tourTo get some ideas about how to squeeze as much as you can into a small
space, and how to take advantage of "micro-climates"--mainly
variations in sun exposure, in order to get better results.
There is a fairly large number of citrus varieties, both
dwarf and espaliered, as well as some heirloom apple trees,
stone fruit, cherimoyas, pitanga, Asian pear, Ecuadorian guava,
pomegranate, olive tree, pawpaws and blueberries.
Johnson Home Garden9:00 AM 90 minute tour20 per tourApproximately 1/3 of the garden is wheelchair accessible, the rest is not.35 fruit trees including banana, coffee & pineapple. Vegetable garden on ground and on raised beds. Automatic sprinkler and drip watering. This garden is in a historic neighborhood close to the Rose Bowl.Restroom, water and seating available
Lamel Home Garden1:30, 2:15, 3:00 PM 30 minutes each15 per tourPaths of broken concrete, not wheelchair navigableSmall garden with both edibles and flowers. Citrus, stone fruit, figs, feijoa and a few less common fruits. It's a relatively new garden, still in development.Restroom, water

Sunday Guided Tours

NameTimesAvailable spacesAccess issuesDescriptionAmenities
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) Farming Operations tour8:50 AM to 10:50 AM, divided into groups A and B - 6 timeslots total30 per tour timeslotPark in area on map
(AGRIscapes parking lot - 4102 S. University Dr., Pomona, CA 91768)
Group A: (Timeslots A1, A2, A3)

Station 1: Citrus block: This block of citrus is for teaching and for production. It is made up of a variety of citrus types, including some older varieties. We sell fruit at the Farm Store and at Farmers’ Markets, also produce very high quality fresh-squeezed orange juice that is sold at the Farm Store.

Station 2: Huntley Vineyard and subtropical block: The Huntley vineyard is our teaching and production vineyard. Most of the varieties are Zinfandel with a few other vines planted. We pick in September (students participate) and produce wine with the help so South Coast Vineyard in Temecula. We have had award-winning wines the past few years. The Citrus block tree crop block contains various subtropical fruits used for classroom study and for sale at the Farm Store and at farmers’ markets.

Group B: (Timeslots B1, B2, B3)

Station 1: Coffee and avocado grove: Cal Poly Pomona recently installed an avocado grove to be used in teaching and for production for sale at the Farm Store. In addition, a research trial to study numerous varieties of coffee to determine suitability for southern California coffee production was inter-planted with the avocados, providing protection from both heat and frost.

Station 2: Apiary: The Apiary is a new project for the Plant Science Department at Cal Poly Pomona. We have developed a planted area with bee-friendly forage and also an area where we can teach a portion of our Bee Science classes. We are supported by a number of bee groups in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, and also provide quarterly bee-handling meetings at Agriscapes, for community members who wish to raise and manage bees at their homes or farming operations.
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona)
Agriscape
Available all morningopenPark in area on map
(AGRIscapes parking lot - 4102 S. University Dr., Pomona, CA 91768)
Agriscapes is the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture’s community outreach location. Included at Agriscapes are the Farm Store at Kellogg Ranch, the Plant Science Nursery, the Petting Zoo, 40,000 sq. ft. of greenhouse space, the Children’s Garden, numerous berry plantings and the One Acre Farm. This is a learning space for both Cal Poly Pomona’s students and the public.Restrooms, water
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) Greenhouse9:30, 10:30, 11:3030 per tour
Johnson Home Garden9:00 AM, 90 minute tour20 per tourApproximately 1/3 of the garden is wheelchair accessible, the rest is not.35 fruit trees including banana, coffee & pineapple. Vegetable garden on ground and on raised beds. Automatic sprinkler and drip watering. This garden is in a historic neighborhood close to the Rose Bowl.Restroom, water and seating available
Teissere Home Garden1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 45 mins each15 per tourYoung suburban experimental edible forest garden. 40+ fruit trees, whole house greywater system, 500 gallon rain tank, worm composting, and rabbits. Restroom, water
Ostrom Home Garden1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 45 mins each25 per tourVery limited wheelchair accessibility (due to many stairs and slopes). There is a rest area for those unable to access the whole garden. Rather large urban, hillside garden of ornamentals and edibles, including Almond, Apple, Atemoya, Banana, Barbados Cherry, Blackberry, Cape Gooseberry, Carob, Chaya, Che, Cherimoya, Chocolate Pudding Fruit, Citrus, Coffee, Elderberry, Fig, Goji, Grumichama,Guamuchil, Guava, Ice Cream Bean, Jaboticaba, Java Plum, Jujube, Katuk, Lemonade Berry, Lingaro, Longan, Loquat, Lychee, Macadamia, Mango, Miracle Fruit, Mulberry, Natal Plum, Papaya, Papaya, Passion Fruit, Peanut Butter Fruit, Pear, Pepino Dulce, Persimmon, Phalsa Berry, Pindo Palm, Pineapple, Pomegranate, Raisin Tree, Raspberry, Ross Sapote, Sichuan Pepper, Stone Fruits, Sugar Cane, Surinam Cherry, Walnut, Wampee, White Sapote, etc. Restroom, water
Liu Home Garden1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 45 mins each25 per tourPlease enter through the driveway. Wheelchair accessible up to the backyard garden. Garden is on level ground mostly mulched, and some areas may be unreachable due to the density of plantings.3-year old suburban backyard garden with vegetables and numerous small fruit trees, some just coming into their initial productive year. Among them are 14 grapes, 15 pomegranates, half a dozen figs, several citruses, 5 cherimoyas, 3 stone fruits, 2 jujubes, 2 mulberries, and small pawpaw and pistachio seedlings. Other trees include cherry of the rio grande, cedar bay cherry, surinam cherry, pitangatuba, loquat, white sapote, avocado, persimmon, apple, orange tamarillo, ice cream bean, guava, banana, Jamaican cherry, mango, and more. Restroom, water
Gabrysch Home Garden1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, each tour is 50 minutes. 25 per tourThough most of the yard is flat, due to the tight squeeze to see some of the trees, and a step down to the backyard and deck, it’s recommended all parties can walk.Being a self-proclaimed plant-hoarder, this urban tropical and sub-tropical food forest is small but packed. Exhibiting a vast collection of rare and collectible fruit trees, plus multi-grafted trees, this garden shows how many trees can still thrive in a small space. Many seeds of rare species were legally imported and now growing in Southern California. Some plants are large and fruiting, others are small, unusual and just beginning their journey. Plants of note are a fruiting sized jaboticaba, flowering vanilla vine, several very-rare guava species, fruiting bananas, lychee, longan, pineapples, star fruit, green sapote, mamey sapote, surinam cherries, monstera deliciosa, rollinia deliciosa and other annona, wax jambu, rare papayas, drunk elephant fruit trees, spanish lime, black sapote, a large selection of rare eugenias such as grumichama, rainforest plum, cherry of the rio grande, pitantatuba, beach cherry and uvalha. There are also many sapodilla varieties, tree tomato varities, pepino melons, japanese raisin tree, canistels, lucumas, campomanesia, and a very large collection of rare jaboticaba seedlings, and much more. Many plants, while not old enough to flower, are available so you can see what they look like.
Betrancourt Home Garden1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, and 5:00 PM 45 minutes each25 per tourNot wheelchair accessible. Parking across the street only. Absolutely no photographs, respect residential guests, and do not touch the stainless steel metal house behind the main house.A garden turned into a Bohemian style healing and feeding paradise. The sloped property has 135 fruit trees. 75-90{3ac0a6c1e94eff60bfdabc32c25156d00ce4982d306e3fc8c897efac4fb119a8} structures are built with recycled materials.
Burton Home Garden1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, and 5:00 PM 45 minutes each25 per tour Limited wheelchair accessibility (due to stairs and slopes) Hobby-enthusiast-high-functioning-ADD urban backyard and front yard with diverse fruit trees, from 50+ years old, to 30+ years old, to less than 5 years old - includes various citrus trees, mango trees, passionfruit vines and a grape vine - plus avocado, banana, coffee, longan, lychee, and macadamia nut. Mostly non-deciduous, yet with some pomegranates, fig, and an asian pear - and one Fino de Jete cherimoya.
Fitzgerald Home Garden1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 45 minutes each25 per tourWheelchair accessibleSmall urban backyard packed with young fruit trees and vegetables. Innovative use of solar fence, fold-able shade structures, HortoNova for tomato plants, and grey water pump. Restroom, water
Kumar Home Garden1:00, 2:00 PM, 60 min each20 per tourNot wheelchair accessible. Bathroom and water available.Larger suburban lot with 70+ fruit trees, many exotics. Terracing, water harvesting, chicken coop, ponds, solar design. Well known garden in Los Angeles, featured in several media outlets and documentaries.Restroom, water
Heinrich Home Garden2:00 and 3:00 PM25 per tourThere are 52 fruit trees, many are exotic. Most trees are sourced by Papaya Tree and maintained by Fruitstutite.
Valdivia Home Garden9:00 AM 60 min tour40 per tourYou will see 10 different types of cherimoyas, guavas, lucuma, apple quince, 4 varieties of mulberries, cherry de rio grande, various citrus, white sapote, 30 new varieties of pomegranates-mostly soft seeds and of course many types of dragon fruit/pitahaya.Restroom
Talley Home Garden10:00 AM 60 min tour40 per tourOn this guided tour you will not only see one of the best fig collections, but also grapes, a variety of citrus, blueberries and others
Givon Home Garden11:00 AM 60 minute tour40 per tourAbout 2 Acre of small new Dragon Fruit farm (might have more planted by August). There is also an assortment of fruit trees outside the commercial farm area.

Self-Guided Tours

NameLocationOpen HoursDescription
Garden View Nursery12901 Lower Azusa Road Irwindale, CA 91706Tues – Sat: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Mon: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Moon Valley Nursery3000 B St. La Verne, CA 91750Mon - Sat 7:30 AM - 6 PM, Sun 9 A<- 5 PM
Los Angeles Arboretum
Self-guided Tour Through the Living Collections
301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007Tues-Fri 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sat 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Grab your passport and travel the world through our gardens searching for unusual fruit trees! Using a self-guided map, you’ll find unusual Burdekin plum (Pleiogynium timoriense), southern yew (Podocarpus macrophyllus), jelly palm (Butia capitata), macadamia (Macadamia integrifolia), carob (Ceratonia siliqua), caper (Capparis spinosa) and more.
San Gabriel Nursery632 South San Gabriel Boulevard San Gabriel, California 91776 Monday-Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.One of the largest nurseries in Southern California offering an extensive inventory of fruit trees, and many subtropicals and varieties of interest to the Asian clientele.
Los Angeles Arboretum301 North Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 910079:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., grounds close at 5:00 p.m. Show Festival of Fruit badge for free entry.Grab your passport and travel the world through our gardens searching for unusual fruit trees! Using a self-guided map, you’ll find unusual Burdekin plum (Pleiogynium timoriense), southern yew (Podocarpus macrophyllus), jelly palm (Butia capitata), macadamia (Macadamia integrifolia), carob (Ceratonia siliqua), caper (Capparis spinosa) and more.
Huntington Botanical Gardens1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
Check in available from 7:30 AM Friday. Sunday hours 10 AM - 5 PM. Show Festival of Fruit badge for free entry.Self-guided explorations of the gardens, library, and art galleries
Participants are invited to explore the gardens and museums. Living plant collections populate more than a dozen garden areas, covering 120 acres of the 207-acre grounds. Highlights include the Chinese Garden, Japanese Garden, Rose Garden, California Garden, Desert Garden, and Botanical Center. Museums include the Library Exhibition Hall, the Huntington Gallery of European Art, and the Scott Galleries of American Art. Please note: participants will have early access to the gardens, but the galleries and library exhibition hall will be open only from 10:00 to 5:00.

INFORMATION: All participants will be provided with basic maps and a special smart phone app that show where fruit trees can be located in the Gardens.
Huntington Botanical Garden Library and Art Galleries1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM. Show Festival of Fruit badge for free entry.Garden tour (guided) Docents will guide participants on a 1.5 hour tour of the public gardens, an ever-changing exhibition of plants from around the world. Guides showcase features of the property and collections and explain the history of the Huntington property.
Huntington Botanical Garden - The Ranch1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
Sunday, 9am to 2pm. Show Festival of Fruit badge for free entry.The Huntington Ranch includes orange groves that date back to the early days of the Huntington estate, amplified through addition of an experimental urban plot that explores and interprets optimal approaches to gardening in our regional ecosystems and climate . The Ranch Experimental Garden includes a mixture of edible landscapes, in which fruit trees mingle with native shrubs, perennial herbs, and reseeding annuals. Small annual crop planting beds are interspersed throughout, with a concentrated row crop area at the core. Currently under construction, you will also see a Kitchen Garden that will provide greater public access to a selection of food crops and techniques.

Tour guides will be staff and selected volunteers who will walk with you through important collections and plantings showcased in the Ranch.