Friday, June 11, 2010

2010 Summer Garden Tours

Garden tours give us the chance to peak into other people’s gardens and support a local cause at the same time. They are one of the joys of summer.

Below is a listing of local garden tours, with links to the sponsoring organization for more information. If we’ve missed one, please leave a comment below.

Eugene Symphony Guild’s “Music in the Garden”
Sunday, June 13, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

A self-guided tour of six private gardens in Eugene. The Guild promises beautiful gardens, music, food, plant sales, art, and bird houses.

BRING Recycling’s “The Art of Sustainable Living”
Sunday, June 20, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

New to the garden tour scene, this is the second annual garden tour sponsored by Bring Recycling. It includes 20 homes in Eugene, Springfield, and Cottage Grove.

KLCC’s “Art of the Garden”
Sunday, June 27, 9:00am to 5:00 pm

In its 16th year, KLCC’s garden tour includes seven homes in the Eugene area.

South Lane Mental Health’s “Town and Country Garden Tour: Beauty, Blooms & Bounty in Cottage Grove”
Saturday, July 24, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

In its second year, this annual garden tour benefits South Lane Mental Health. All 14 private gardens on this tour are in the Cottage Grove area. The Garden Club is involved with this tour, watch this space for more information as the date approaches.