Rudyard Kipling’s poem “The Glory of the Garden” sets the theme for this year’s Vallejo Garden Tour, sponsored by the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum and the Vallejo Beautification Advisory Commission The tour will be held on Sunday, May 18, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Nine gardens splashed with color, imagination and personality will be featured on this year’s tour. The cascading waters of fountains and waterfalls, soothing ponds alive with Koi, a fanciful teapot house, mermaids in a tropical setting, and inviting gazebos are a “must see” for any gardening enthusiast.
In his poem, Kipling glorifies a garden that travels beyond the colors and perfumes that are seen only on the surface. The poem reminds us of the constant planning, maintenance, dirt under the fingernails, and endless “on the knees” work it takes to bring the pleasure and artistry of a garden to life.
This year, Master Gardeners will be available at some of the gardens, as well as at the Museum, to answer questions and provide helpful gardening hints.
A delicious buffet luncheon will be served at the Museum from 12:00 to 4:00 as part of the tour. Tickets for “The Glory of the Garden” are $30 for the general public and $25 for Museum members and are available at the Vallejo Museum 734 Marin Street or at Zoey June Gift & Garden, 1426 Tennessee Street, in Vallejo. For more information call (707) 643-0077 or visit www.vallejogardentour.com.
WHAT: 2008 Vallejo Garden Tour – “The Glory of the Garden”
WHEN: Sunday, May 18, 2008 10:00 to 4:00
PRICE: $30 general public, $25 for Museum members, includes buffet reception.
CONTACT: Jim Kern, Executive Director (707) 643-0077 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All proceeds benefit the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum