Tickets available for annual tour of private gardens

Published on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 23:12 - Written by Staff Reports

Smith County Master Gardeners, a volunteer organization of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, announced it will have its annual Garden Tour on June 7.

Four private gardens in Tyler will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Each garden has a different setting, from causal, to a shady hillside to a formal garden of individual rooms. Each of the gardens offers interesting landscaping ideas that could be an inspiration for homeowners looking for designs for their own gardens.

This fundraiser helps support many projects the Master Gardeners sponsor in the Tyler area.

Tickets to tour all of the gardens cost $10 in advance, cash or check. Tickets on the day of the tour are $12 each.

Advance tickets may be purchased up to June 6 at Brookshire’s on Rice Road; The Potpourri House, 3320 Troup Highway; Blue Moon Nursery, 13062 Farm-to-Market Road 279, Chandler; Rubicon Wild Birds, 19456 Texas Highway 155 South, Noonday; the AgriLife Extension Office in the Cotton Belt Building, 1517 W. Front St., Suite 116, Tyler.

Tickets may also be purchased by mail if ordered by June 1. Send a check for the total tickets ordered to MG Garden Tour, 1320 Oak Hill Lane, Flint, 75762. Credit cards may be used on the day of the tour only.

For more information, call the Smith County Master Gardeners at 903-590-2980 or go to the website http: //