Annual Garden Show

  • 469 Edgewood Road San Mateo, CA, 94402 United States

The annual garden show organized by John Ward will be held on Sunday, June 26 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. 

This year, and for the first time, there will be three homes with very different garden experiences on the tour, including historic 792 Willborough Road in Burlingame, 469 Edgewood Road in San Mateo Park neighborhood and 125 Redwood Avenue in Hillsborough.

We encourage Caminar supporters to visit Steve and Patty Porter's home first at (469 Edgewood Road) where we will highlight Caminar's programs and client artwork from our Art Therapy Program.  Attendees may donate to Caminar in any of the three garden locations by check, cash or credit card.

Visitors will see close to 1,000 plant species in beds and containers throughout John Ward's Willborough Road landscape, including a striking succulent garden as well as a vast array of unusual perennials along with antique ironwork. Steve Porter's garden in San Mateo Park features a meandering path taking one to an exquisite formal garden down to a creek side setting complete with waterfall and up again to a terraced vegetable garden overlooked by numerous fruit trees. Local artists will have their work on display at the upper level of this San Mateo garden. Lauren Michaels, a succulent designer will have her creative work on display and set within a lush landscape at the Hillsborough property.

Two non-profit organizations in San Mateo County will be the beneficiaries of this fund-raising event, including LifeMoves (formerly InnVision Shelter Network) and Caminar for Mental Health. Donations in any amount will be accepted as your admission to all three locations. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the beneficiaries. LifeMoves provides interim housing and supportive services for homeless families and individuals. Caminar has been providing support services for more than 50 years to improve the quality of life for individuals with mental health disorders. Caminar’s mission will be featured at the San Mateo residence while LifeMoves will display its programs at the Burlingame home.