Meet Local Gardeners on the 7th Annual Garden Tour
-Jennifer Ketring, Bay-Friendly Garden Tour Organizer
Peering through the salvaged blue windows in one of our wind fences or refilling the old terracotta saucers that have resurfaced as watering holes for my honey bees, I’m reminded of the wealth of ideas I’ve been privy to over the years from visiting with tour host gardeners. This year is no different; although I have to admit I haven’t quite gotten around to building the water feature like we saw in Merry & Meredith’s garden.
Going on the annual Bay-Friendly Garden tour is a fun, and proven, way to find inspiration for your garden. It is also a great chance to meet local gardeners and discover tips for integrating Bay-Friendly practices into your garden design and care.
Locally-owned businesses and non-profits will also be hosting plant sales on tour day. This means you’ll have the chance to not only see a tremendous palette of plants, but also the opportunity to bring some home. Some of the organizations participating in tour day plant sales include LEAF (Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont), the Emeryville Community Garden and Handsown Nursery.
The 7th annual tour continues to be offered free of charge and will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2010. Pre-registration is required by April 15, 2010. Register now!