La Jolla Historical Society kicks off the 2017 Secret Garden Tour with a new event - a Friday Night Candlelight Garden Soirée! Event Chair Claudia Johnson will host this premier event in her beautiful garden, as seen on the 2016 Secret Garden Tour and featured in November 2016 San Diego Home/ Garden Lifestyles magazine. “Cloaked in vines, the walled garden feels like a secret garden— a romantic, rustic landscape brimming with vintage birdcages stuffed with plants, rustic arbors covered with trumpet, grape and wisteria vines, set among a fountain and spacious patios.” This intimate garden gathering provides guests an opportunity to mix and mingle with other garden enthusiasts while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, wine and music all by candlelight. The evening also provides an opportunity to meet special guest Nan Sterman, garden designer, botanist, author and host of the popular KPBS show "A Growing Passion." Nan is well known for speaking, teaching, and writing about low water, sustainable and edible gardening in San Diego County. This enchanting evening garden experience has a limited number of tickets and will sell out quickly. 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $75 or $65 with the purchase of a Secret Garden Tour Platinum tour ticket.