On Thursday, April 13, you’ll have the opportunity to tour outstanding member gardens in East County. The area we are visiting, right off Interstate 8 just east of I125, has relatively large lots and plenty of sunshine. These gardens showcase the best of this gardening microclimate, with beautiful roses, stunning succulents, orchards, bocce courts and even chickens! You are sure to be inspired and excited by what you see. Tickets will be on sale at our February and March meetings. The tour will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The homes are all quite close together, so travel time between them will be minimal. You may wish to extend your day in the area with a visit to the Water Conservation Garden and/or the Heritage Museum, both of which are close by. For those of you who love to shop, Planter’s Paradise, a wonderful source of low-cost pottery, is just down the hill from one of the homes. The Cuyamaca College Nursery, with its charming collection of inexpensive plants, is only a few minutes away. Snacks will be available at each of the homes this year, so you can pause and refresh along the way. If you want to pick up lunch, there are many restaurants in the area. Advance tickets are $10 each; day of tour tickets are $15. This is a members only event; no guests. Hope to see you on the tour.