11th Annual Real Gardens for Real People Garden Tour
Saturday, March 31, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Download the 2012 Tour Guide
Enjoy a scenic drive featuring beautiful mountain vista views, as you travel through this self-guided tour of seven inspiring, real gardens designed and created by local Master Gardeners. Pick-up an extensive plant list and enjoy interactive seminars at each garden. Ask the experts your questions about beautiful, yet water-wise and environmentally friendly gardening techniques!
These gardens are unique and imaginative, using the principles of Master Gardener training to select, place and care for plants in an environmentally responsible manner based on research specific to the low desert. Experts will be available at each garden to educate attendees on the topics of composting, attracting birds and wildlife, growing vegetables, container gardening and water gardening. Each garden features water attractions as well as unique art, metal sculpture and mosaic pieces.
WHEN: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: This year’s tour will begin at 10101 E. Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ, 85255 in the new school garden being developed in partnership between Master Gardeners and the children at Copper Ridge Elementary. The six additional gardens are located in private homes in the North Scottsdale area.
COST: $25 pre-tour, at selected locations and $30 on tour day at Copper Ridge Elementary.
TOUR GUIDE: The 2012 Real Gardens for Real People Tour Guide is now available for download. You can also pick up a tour guide on the day of the tour at Copper Ridge Elementary School - 10101 E. Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255. Begin your tour at any of the seven gardens listed in the tour guide.