TOUR a charming historic French Normandy home, guest house and cottage garden replete with perennial and annual blooms, renovated by a local prominent master gardener, author and illustrator.
OUT of a tract development’s bare earth canvas was created a secret garden of flagstone hardscape and citrus trees, stunning succulents, cacti, bulbs, and flowering plants, many grown from seed.
ANOTHER reprise garden’s new owners have created a beautiful Asian inspired landscape with water features, garden art, and sculptural manzanitas, rose arbors and other heritage shrubs.
A WILD rocky hillside has been transformed into a resort style space for outdoor living and entertaining, framed by dramatic xeroscape plantings, ornamental grasses, and fruit trees
A FAVORITE from years past, this expansive hillside botanical delight is lovingly tended, updated, and expanded on an ongoing basis by its passionately green thumbed owner.
ON A banana belt southwest facing ridge, native oaks and boulders are a backdrop for dramatic plantings of phormiums, flowering shrubs, perennials and subtropical and normally frost tender plantings not usually seen in our region.
AMBLE along stone pathways around a terraced garden of lawn and patios for outdoor living, perennial and mixed plantings, and a large variety of fruit trees with a stunning, panoramic view
BECOME a Garden Tour sponsor and visit this amazing property perched on the top of a ridge with a scenic overlook. It boasts everything from a wine cave to a herd of Herefords. Landscaped for outdoor living with walkways and plantings, the gardens reflect an ever changing seasonal color palette.
University of California Extension trained and certified volunteers will answer your most pressing gardening questions.
A variety of genres of live music will be performed by local youth.
FRIDAY, May 19
10-12 Anemone Trio
Anemone Trio is a woodwind trio that will entertain you with a variety of music, from classical to contemporary, by composers you know and others you’ll meet. Betsy Withhohn plays flute, Neil Herring plays clarinet and Mary Ann Sacksteder on bassoon.
12-2 Plein Aire Recorder Consort
The Plein Aire Recorder Consort has been playing Renaissance, Medieval, Baroque and some modern music since 2004. The group of friends ~ Dale Celidore, Ellen Johnsen, Nancy Kesselring, Dan Lapsansky ~
performs for gallery openings and events, wineries, garden tours, Renaissance faires, private parties and school demonstrations.
2-4 Sabina Hall, Harp
Sabrina is a home school student who has been studying harp with Natalie Cox for about two years. She was first introduced to the harp by her Grandmother, Melva Wheelwright, from whom she takes piano and voice lessons. She saw grandma's harp and was instantly hooked. Sabrina finds great delight in practicing her instruments and singing with the Santa Rosa Children's Chorus under the direction of Carol Menke.
SATURDAY, May 20
10-12 Joseph Zieminski, Cello
A home-schooled student and currently a music student of Wendy Cilman, Joseph enjoys playing the cello as well as singing in his church choir. The Zieminski family has graciously given of their time and musical talent, as siblings Tim (violin), Marissa (flute), and Christina (harp) have all played for the Garden Tour in past years. We are delighted to have Joseph continue the Zieminski family tradition.
12-1 Haley Sumida, Flute
Haley started the flute at age 10 and is now a sophomore at Maria Carrillo playing in its concert band. She is studying with flute teacher Emily Reynolds.
1-2 Saul Hernandez, Guitar
Windsor High School junior Saul Hernandez got his start in music with the violin in Windsor public schools, but his real passion is the guitar. He got a little nudge from his dad but is basically self-taught. Saul looks forward to going to college and studying guitar performance.
2-4 Indigo Jazz Band
The adult members of this six-piece jazz band first met at SRJC and the band was one of the finalist in the 2017 Sebastopol Community Cultural Center Talent Show. Musicians are Rob Bader (soprano and tenor sax), Peter Browning (trumpet and flugelhorn), Bob Freis (alto sax), Michael Risch (bass guitar), Gino Milton (drums), Justis Jones (keyboard).
A Garden Bench from Absolute Home and Garden will once again be the door prize.
Gifted children’s book author Sandy Baker will sell and autograph her stories that weave together the magic of gardening and nature. In addition, gently used gardening books offered at garage sale prices.
The medical community’s “Everyone has a Heart” project, featuring artful creations of hearts, will be on exhibit for viewing and purchase.
A sculpture, custom created by David Fowler Designs for our Anniversary Garden Tour, highlights a raffle filled with elegant and valuable prizes.
DINE alfresco at beautiful Nagasawa Park on Fountaingrove Lake. This idyllic setting is in the midst of the Garden Tour "footprint". Stop for coffee or a complete lunch at your convenience at our Food Truck refreshment pause. No advance purchase is required.
Enjoy a slice of pizza, a caprese salad along with an Italian Soda made with fresh seasonal ingredients from Franchetti's Wood Fired Kitchen catering truck.
From their mobile "catering kitchen", Foodie Farm House pumps out serious volumes of gourmet comfort food.