Modesto Garden Club Tour Sat Apr 19

Modesto Garden Club Annual Spring Tour Tickets are now on sale for the Modesto Garden Club’s April 19 Spring Garden Tour. Seven gardens in northwest Modesto’s Dutch Hollow neighborhood will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day.

Tour proceeds allow the 90-year-old organization to continue community beautification projects, therapeutic gardening, children’s education and county-wide horticultural scholarships.

“There are many gardening ideas waiting to be discovered behind the garden gates of Dutch Hollow,” says tour chairperson Gerry Yockey. “Some people use to the tour to inspire their own garden magic, while others just enjoy the beautiful gardens with family and friends.” Also on view will be the club’s downtown Modesto office, 622 14th Street, with its demonstration gardens. The office will sell tickets the day of the event.

Tour goers will discover how homeowners work with challenging garden spaces, enhance the garden with structures, repurpose items, and incorporate art. Gardens also feature unusual plant or color combinations, secret gardens, outdoor living spaces, a children’s playhouse, and practical areas for potting plants and tools.

Gardens may be visited in any order. Maps and helpful garden tour tips are included when you buy the tickets. Tickets are priced $20 general and $10 for children under 10 (no strollers allowed.) The Dutch Holllow gardens are located close together.

Tickets can be purchased at local nurseries and other vendors in Modesto, Riverbank, Turlock, Ripon, Hickman, Escalon and Newman, from the Modesto Garden Club Office, 622 14th Street, Modesto, any Wednesday 9 a.m. to noon or online at www.modestogardenclub.org. On the day of the tour tickets may be purchased from any vendor or at the Modesto Garden Club Office, 62214th Street, Modesto.

Garden Tour ticket locations: Modesto–McHenry Mansion Visitors Center, 924 15th St; Marcy’s Hallmark Shop, McHenry Village, 1700 McHenry; Westurf Nursery, 1612 Claus Rd.; Crow Trading Company, 1208 J St.; Escalon– P& L Concrete & Garden Center, 1900 Roosevelt Ave.; Turlock–The Greenery Nursery & Garden Shop, 742 E. Olive Ave.; Riverbank–Morris Nursery, 1837 Patterson; Ripon–Park Greenhouse, 12813 W. Ripon Road, Schemper’s Ace Hardware, 150 N. Wilma Ave., and Silverado Nursery, 460 S. Stockton St.; Hickman–Frantz Nursery, 12879 Riverview Road; Newman—Joe’s Landscaping & Nursery Supplies, 802 Inyo Ave.

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