Garden Tour May 8-9, 2015 a success!
Our 2015 Garden Tour was held Mother’s Day weekend, May 8 – 9 and featured six beautiful gardens. Although attendance was lower, about 300 fewer tickets were sold than 2014, we still had a successful tour. 384 tickets were sold for a total of $12,710. We also had a great selection of baskets and other items for the drawing. The drawing earned an additional $3,020 for a tour total of $15,730. This is $349 more than the drawing earned last year. Special thanks to Linda Reeve for her generous contribution to our basket contents.
Thursday before the tour, we were blessed with some rain and then sunshine, which made several of the gardens pop with color. The weather cooperated and provided us with two mild and sunny days.
Refreshments were served in a hilltop garden overlooking Mt. Diablo and the valley below. The other gardens included a Certified Wildlife Habitat in a peaceful setting, an entertainment garden with outdoor kitchen, bar and swimming pool, a home and garden blending indoor and outdoor living for a comfortable family and guest setting, a renovated family home with a beautiful dry rock streambed and stunning arbors with roses and Clematis, and a lovely retirement garden carved from a hillside with room for vegetables and numerous outdoor dining and sitting areas for relaxation.
A big thank you to everyone who helped make this another successful year, we appreciate your time and contributions. Here is the list of all our wonderful volunteers and donors:
Mary Ellen Blake
Mary Jo Pugh