Gig Harbor’s annual Garden Tour returns for its 16th year on Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30.
The Gig Harbor Garden Tour is a two-day self-guided event, showcasing outstanding gardens in the Gig Harbor area. The Gig Harbor Garden Tour has become the premier gardening tour in the Puget Sound area
The tour supports the Tacoma Community College Adult Basic Education Program in Gig Harbor and the Key Peninsula, as well as the “Reach Out and Read” National reading program and Communities in Schools.
This year’s featured garden speakers are Ciscoe Morris: “Great Plants with “Oh la la” Appeal!” on Thursday, June 27, 7 p.m. at Kensington Gardens; Riz Reyes: “Collector’s Plants for the Novice Gardener” on Saturday, June 29, 2 p.m. at Sehmel Homestead Park.
The Pierce County Master Gardeners’ Demo Garden and Nature Trail at Sehmel Homestead Park will be one of the featured spots on this year’s tour. The Master Gardener Clinic will be open both days to answer gardening questions.
In addition to the two-day tour, the Gig Harbor Garden Tour Committee also organizes the annual “Dig the Gig” dinner and auction event, which will take place June 14 at Canterwood Golf and Country Club. The evening includes the annual hand painted Adirondack chair raffle. Tickets are $50.
Gig Harbor Garden Tour tickets cost $25 each and are available at the following Gig Harbor locations:
- The Garden Room
- WildBirds Unlimited
- Rosedale Nursery
- Ace Hardware stores
- Tacoma Community College
- Sunnycrest nursery (Lakebay)
- Willow Tree Nursery (University Place)
- Gardensphere Nursery (Tacoma)
Hours: Saturday hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Additional information about the 2013 Gig Harbor Garden Tour is available at www.gigharborgardentour.org.