Our garden tours in early June are now drawing over 800 ticket buyers. The tours feature private gardens located throughout Santa Fe. Garden styles are as varied and diverse as the gardeners who tend them, but all are standouts. 2014 will be the tours’ 19th year - and it just keeps getting more popular.
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For a glimpse of 2013 Garden Tours…
Tour and garden descriptions:
Sunday, June 2, 2013, 1 – 4 pm: On and Around Old Santa Fe Trail
Join our tour of imaginative, exuberant gardens in established neighborhoods near Museum Hill. You will see naturalistic streambeds, breathtaking stone work, creative mixes of native and Santa Fe-friendly plants, and at every opportunity, gorgeous views of the mountains. Each of these lovely gardens reflects the personality of its owners, but all reinforce the conclusion that ease of care and beauty need not be mutually exclusive.
Sunday, June 9, 2013, 1 – 4 pm: From Historic To Panoramic
Today’s tour takes you from the cozy outskirts of the Historic District to the Tano Road neighborhood where majestic views dominate the landscape. An intimate natural garden tenderly tended daily by its devoted owner; a sculpture garden with over a half mile of trails; a garden that defies the raids of resident critters—and more. You don’t want to miss this tour.
LUNCHEON BUFFET UNDER THE PORTAL
Sunday, June 2, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm- SALE PERIOD IS CLOSED.
SFBG will host its traditional pre-tour luncheon this year on June 2, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Dine beneath the shady portals of the National Park Service Building at 1100 Old Santa Fe Trail and admire the delightful patio with its carp pond, rose beds, pots of annuals, and hovering apricot tree. Considered a masterpiece of Spanish-Pueblo architecture, the adobe building was designed by architect Cecil Doty and regional landscape architect Harvey Cornell and built with CCC/WPA funding in 1937/38. We know you’ll enjoy this charming and historic setting before setting out to explore the nearby private gardens on our tour. Lunches are tantalizingly priced at $25.