Glorious Gardens of the Ross Valley
Everyone’s favorite tour of private gardens returns!
Visit some of the neighborhood’s most beautiful gardens on a self-guided tour, then opt to join us at Marin Art and Garden Center where author Kier Holmes will speak while you enjoy a casual lunch on the patio. There will be a chance to tour the Center as well, and of course don’t miss a stop at The Shop.
This event has reached capacity and is sold out.
Five gardens will be featured this year:
• A contemporary garden showcasing sculpture and rare palms
• An established hillside garden adapted to recurring water restrictions, ever-present gophers and moles, and evolving sun/shade microclimates as large oaks, redwoods, and pine trees come and go. A combination of natives, low-water plants, and more high water plants (roses, camellias, and Japanese maples for example), create a garden that is at its best in Spring.
• A garden designed as rooms anchored by six ornamental pear trees which give golden color in the Fall and white blossoms in the Spring. The roses, clematis, geranium, rhododendron, boxwood, apple, persimmon and lemon trees invite outdoor living nine months of the year.
• A three-acre garden on a “hogback”, where vintage native oaks frame views of Mount Tamalpais. Two coast live oaks are particularly grand, with winding paths leading to ponds, a waterfall, a golf pitch, climbing roses (including the famous ‘Kiftsgate’), a succulent garden, a bee hive, and a microfarm.
• An English style garden with soft and billowy plantings: limelight hydrangeas, snowball viburnum, quince, little olives, teucrium, and fragrant Daphne. An arch of White-blooming Crape myrtle trees underplanted with blue convolvulus frames the entry, while raised beds with willow panels are planted with herbs and vegetables.
This event is co-sponsored by the Marin Garden Club.